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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9 comments

  1. Hi, very nice pics. I’m searching some documents about Syria in 1942 because I’m managing the preparation of an exhibition for the Memorial Charles de Gaulle in Colombey (France) – 02/02-15/04. Is it possible to use some pics of your grandad ? You can send me an email to give me some elements about him (name…) Thanks a lot and Best regards

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