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Our Palestine Army's Beast-Of-All-Work: The Egyptian Camel

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To Lord Kitcheer’s canqut of the Soudan, now eer” twenty years ago, it is in the main due that the hBitish Army of Egypt now in Palestine has throughout the war – so adequately rnished with camel transport. Egypt proper breeds a large number of camels of a atrdy and weight-crrying kind, but the greater portion of the immense mmher of wmena emphyed betwee the Sues Canal and the Palestine boeder aroa the Siam Desert are Soudan cames.

With wise forethought, immediately Turkey came into the war, the Army athorities in Egypt set to work to organise a lees en wsase, so to speak, of the camel resources of the Egyptian Soudan, where practically inexhaustible supplies were, and are, available. Camels in droves by the hundred were speedily forthcoming. They were brought in by natives to the depdts in Lower Egypt, and “corralled” there in immense camel camps. From there, as required, batches of camels are drafted for service on the lines of communication, or at the front. The pick are taken for riding purpowa in the Camel Corps; the bulk become commissariat and transport beasts of burden.


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Issue 4101. - Vol CLI

Nov, 24 1917

Illustrated London News