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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of the Dead Sea day trip

In my Grandad’s war diary, he wrote on Wednesday January 27 of his day trip to the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley & Jericho –

… traveling to Jerusalem – passed through parts of Old City & around walls then onto Bethany – where Christ stayed with Mary & Martha on his visits to Jerusalem.  Continued to Dead Sea.  Jerusalem is 2800ft above sea level while Dead Sea is 1200 below so is 20 mile drop over 4000ft.   Hills between Jerusalem & Sea terribly barren.  Climate in depression very warm.  Had swim – queer sensation – simply cannot sink.  After lunch continued on to the River Jordan …

These photos were likely taken on that day.  Note the wording is what is written on the back of the photos.

Party outside cafe on shore of Dead Sea - Palestine (Stuart Sillars 5th from left)

Party outside cafe on shore of Dead Sea – Palestine (my Grandfather Stuart Sillars 5th from left)

Party outside cafe on shore of Dead Sea - Palestine

Party outside cafe on shore of Dead Sea – Palestine

Floating in the Dead Sea - Notice both feet & hands out of water - Jordan Valley - Palestine

Floating in the Dead Sea – Notice both feet & hands out of water – Jordan Valley – Palestine

Swimming in the Dead Sea - Palestine

Swimming in the Dead Sea – Palestine

Photos from the River Jordan and Jericho visit in the afternoon are here.

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9 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of the Dead Sea day trip

  1. that was amazing

    Posted by عابرةسبيل | March 15, 2015, 5:34 pm
  2. I love the photos, they are such a snapshot of the era – in more ways than one.

    Posted by The Sock Mistress | March 15, 2015, 8:23 pm
  3. Love the floating in the dead sea photo!

    Posted by dosirakbento | March 15, 2015, 9:19 pm
  4. My dad was in Palestine about the same time as your grandfather which is one reason why I went to all these places for a fortnight last year. Maybe they met. 😀 ❤

    Posted by Ralph | March 16, 2015, 1:31 pm
  5. Such a lovely post – looking forward to seeing more like this! Jo x

    Posted by eclectic feel | March 19, 2015, 12:33 am

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