Story: First World War

The Imperial Camel Corps in Palestine (1st of 2)

The Imperial Camel Corps in Palestine

After the Gallipoli evacuation in January 1916 some New Zealanders stayed in the Middle East taking part in mounted operations against the Ottoman Empire in Sinai–Palestine and Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). A few also became members of the Imperial Camel Corps. They are shown here resting during a march in Palestine. There is a memorial to the Camel Corps on the Embankment in London.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Powles Family Collection
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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Gallipoli and the war against Turkey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012