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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Farming – Syria – April-June 1942

These photos were most likely taken by my Grandfather between April and June 1942 when he was in Syria.  The captions used are what he wrote on the backs of the photos.

Camel working water wheel in native village

Camel working water wheel in native village

Bab-El-Hawa - Native farmers using primitive plough

Bab-El-Hawa – Native farmer using primitive plough

Native farmer with oxen team

Native farmer with oxen team

Native Team Horse & Cow

Native Team Horse & Cow

Native woman carrying weeds for fuel

Native woman carrying weeds for fuel

Showing piles of dung ready for use as fuel

Showing piles of dung ready for use as fuel

 

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7 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Farming – Syria – April-June 1942

  1. … and there is fighting again today in the area around Idlib, Syria.

    Posted by a gray | October 28, 2014, 5:03 am
  2. So awesome that you’re taking care of these priceless photos. Seeing them in the current day really brings out the pathos of Syria’s contemporary history.

    Posted by paper boat sailor | October 28, 2014, 9:30 pm
  3. I am especially interested in Syria. We lived there for several years in the early 1980s and one of our daughters was born there. This article tells a bit more about how things are going there now.
    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/nov/06/syria-we-dont-know/?insrc=hpma

    Posted by leggypeggy | October 28, 2014, 11:53 pm
  4. P.S. Thanks for all the likes on my travel blog.

    Posted by leggypeggy | October 28, 2014, 11:54 pm

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