Photograph of a group of grounded aircraft of various types, most likely RE8s, at the No. 1 Australian Squadron base at Weli Sheikh Nuran. A similar photograph appears in the book 'Fire in the Sky: The Australian Flying Corps in the First World War' by Michael Molkenton, p. 78. This image also appears in the album ST 41221 (MM 114547).

One of an album of 24 black and white photographs of the Middle East during World War I, probably taken by Australian Flying Corps photographer Norman Henry Clutterbuck, the maternal uncle of the previous owner Ray Kerby. The album mostly contains aerial photographs of locations around the Middle East including Jerusalem, Jericho, Gaza and Jaffa some of which appear to be duplicates of photographs found in the war diaries of the No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, held at the Australian War Memorial. The album ST 41221, from the same source, contains copies of some of the images included in this album.

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Image depicting at least half a dozen grounded aircraft in a line. The aircraft appear to be out in the desert.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print on paper

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