Soldiers on parade in an army camp at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt. They appear to be tired, and their uniforms are shabby. Eight of the 13 depicted have a cross drawn through them, relating to the adjacent inscription 'All that was / left +2 of / 3rd Field Amb'.

One of 474 photographs in an album that belonged to Sergeant John Lord, documenting military service in Egypt during World War I. He was probably the photographer.

The album is a lined notebook completely filled with small amateur photographs, mostly 65 x 45mm, glued onto pages.

Description of Content

Rows of soldiers, 13 in total, on parade in a desert setting, facing the camera. Tents are visible in the background; a local man with long garment, carrying a box, is visible behind them. A small dog appears on the left, at the feet of a soldier.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph on paper, mounted in a small army-issued exercise book, with red leather spine and black card cover.

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