Photograph of a group of grounded aircraft of various types, most likely RE8s, at the No. 1 Australian Squadron base at Weli Sheikh Nuran. the RAF roundel is visible on their wings. A similar photograph also 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 41220 (MM 113609).

One of an album of 32 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, 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 also contains images of what appears to be either the Second or Third Gaza Campaigns. The album ST 41220, from the same source, contains copies of some of the images in this album.

Description of Content

Image depicting approximately five aircraft in a diagonal line from the left margin of the image towards the centre of the image. All of the aircraft are orientated towards the left of frame and a shown from the side. The aircraft appear to be in the desert.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print on paper.

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