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Soldier tourism in First World War Egypt and Palestine: the evidence of photography

Nicholson, Paul T. ORCID: and Mills, Steve ORCID: 2017. Soldier tourism in First World War Egypt and Palestine: the evidence of photography. Journal of Tourism History 9 (2-3) , pp. 205-222. 10.1080/1755182X.2017.1410582

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During the First World War many British and Imperial soldiers serving in Egypt and Palestine took photographs or bought postcards to send or take home showing the places they had visited. As the conflict unfolded, military service there might be viewed as a kind of ‘enforced tourism’ wherein soldiers followed tourist routes and took photographs in ways closely related to those of peace-time visitors. The Views of an Antique Land project has collected approximately 2000 such images and is making them available online creating an important resource for our understanding of visitors and their interests in the early twentieth century. In addition, it will be a resource for those whose ancestors served in those areas and provide a record of the ancient monuments as they appeared at a particular point in time.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
T Technology > TR Photography
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1755-182X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 June 2018
Date of Acceptance: 17 November 2017
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 05:17

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