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British Military in Egypt and Iraq Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 84  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: British Military in Egypt and Iraq Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1918-1922
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 84
    Extent: .3 linear feet (1 oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    British Military in Egypt and Iraq Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 84. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album of Capt. R. E. Godfrey, containing 167 black/white snapshots, many with captions, recording service with the British 153rd Rifles in North Africa, 1918-1919, and in the Arab Revolt, 1920. About 70 of the images are from Egypt and surrounding areas (Suez Canal, Ismailia, Great Pyramids, Alexandria, Kantara, Mansourah). The approximately 30 Arab Revolt images are from Iraq (Nasiriyah, Imam Abdullah, Kut, Baghdad). Most images are of British and Indian officers and troops, barracks, camp life, along with some of the countryside and city scenes. Also interspersed are a few images with friends back in Great Britain and apparently on vacation elsewhere in Europe, ca. 1921-1922.