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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of the Jordan River & Jericho day trip

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

… After lunch continued on to the River Jordan where Israelites forded the river and is also where Christ was baptised.  Visited three monasteries – Greek, Abyssinian & Syriac(?) then to Jericho – has three sites – the old around 3500 years – after centuries little is left.  The Roman Jericho & finally modern Jericho – Elisha’s Well.  Back to Jerusalem leaving for home again at 6.30PM.  Had supper half-way home returning to camp at 10.15PM.

These photos were likely taken (or purchased) on that day.  The wording on the photos is what was written on the back of them.

The Dead Sea photos were in a previous post.

Allenby Bridge Spanning River Jordan - Palestine

Allenby Bridge Spanning River Jordan – Palestine

Arab Soldier of the Jordan Valley - Palestine

Arab Soldier of the Jordan Valley – Palestine

Elisha's Fountain - Last well of the city of Old Jericho - Jordan Valley - Palestine

Elisha’s Fountain – Last well of the city of Old Jericho – Jordan Valley – Palestine

General view of modern Jericho - Jordan Valley - Palestine

General view of modern Jericho – Jordan Valley – Palestine

House build on sticks on shore of Jordan River - Palestine

House build on sticks on shore of Jordan River – Palestine

Jericho in Jordan Valley - Palestine

Jericho in Jordan Valley – Palestine

Launch on the Dead Sea, showing barren hills in background - Jordan Valley - Palestine

Launch on the Dead Sea, showing barren hills in background – Jordan Valley – Palestine

Looking across Dead Sea towards Northern Shore - Jordan Valley - Palestine

Looking across Dead Sea towards Northern Shore – Jordan Valley – Palestine

Mount of Temptation where Christ feasted for Forty Days after being baptised.  Note caves surrounding convent which since have been made by hermits - Jordan Valley - Palestine

Mount of Temptation where Christ feasted for Forty Days after being baptised. Note caves surrounding convent which since have been made by hermits – Jordan Valley – Palestine

River Jordan - Believed to be where Christ was baptised and also the port where Israelites forded the river before taking Jericho

River Jordan – Believed to be where Christ was baptised and also the port where Israelites forded the river before taking Jericho

St George's Convent - Situated on side of Mount of Temptation - Jordan Valley - Palestine

St George’s Convent – Situated on side of Mount of Temptation – Jordan Valley – Palestine

View of Jordan River where Christ was baptised - Palestine

View of Jordan River where Christ was baptised – Palestine

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13 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of the Jordan River & Jericho day trip

  1. When I look at these photographs, I wonder how many of the buildings were electrified, had running water and how they disposed of waste. I also wonder about the cycle of their day, their week.

    Posted by a gray | March 20, 2015, 2:35 pm
  2. Really cool that you have these. Really cool indeed.

    Posted by The Daily Blabber | March 20, 2015, 2:39 pm
  3. Today Jordan and Palestine are two countries …..in your grandpa”s photo they were one….
    now Jordan is a modern country ,,,,no wars……
    Palestine is a different story ….
    Please tell us in which year exactly these photos were taken?
    nice photos..
    thank you…

    Posted by عابرةسبيل | March 20, 2015, 9:15 pm
  4. He was there after being shot in the second battle of El Alamein so early 1943 most likely. He was at camp for recovering after his injury before returning to his platoon.

    Posted by The Sock Mistress | March 20, 2015, 9:37 pm
  5. thanks

    Posted by عابرةسبيل | March 21, 2015, 5:59 am
  6. We have the exact same photo of the Arab by the bridge from my late grandfather

    Posted by Simon harder | March 26, 2017, 11:10 pm

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