Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Mary’s Well & Franciscan Monastery – Nazareth, Palestine 1943
In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Saturday 13 February 1943, he visits Nazareth. He said –
Saw Franciscan Monastery which was for a while No 2 N.Z.G.H. (New Zealand General Hospital).
Visited “Mary’s Well” only good spring left at Nazareth and is where Mary drew water.
He most likely took (or purchased) these photos on this visit that day.
The comments under the photos are his own words from the backs of the photos.
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As an Aussie it is so good to be looking at this through Kiwi eyes. I might have said it before but are doing a great job.
Thanks for the kind words. I am learning a heck of a lot through this process, might blog about that when I get to the end. But we still have a long war to get through and a lot more photos and postcards!
I know. Gallipoli was just the start. There is all of the Western font to go. I might have a few posts of my own to throw in.
Hi there, I am looking at my great grandfathers pictures from the war and have found a couple of the same ones from your granddads war diary in Nazareth. Was your grandfather in the railway operating company by any chance? Lisa
Hi Lisa, no he was a New Zealand infantry soldier. I think some of the photos were likely ones he purchased as photography would have been a very expensive hobby.