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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Alexandria 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entries from Tuesday 27th April – Friday 30th April 1943 and Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May 1943, he wrote of his leave in Alexandria.  These photos were possibly taken during this period of leave.  The caption to the photos is what he had written on the back of them.

Gardens of Khedive Ismail - Alexandria

Gardens of Khedive Ismail – Alexandria

Gardens of Khedive Ismail - Alexandria

Gardens of Khedive Ismail – Alexandria

Kazziha(?) Hospital - Now English - Alexandria

Kazziha(?) Hospital – Now English – Alexandria

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9 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Alexandria 1943

  1. It would be fascinating to see what the places in your granddad’s photographs look like today.

    Posted by a gray | September 11, 2015, 2:11 pm
    • I have considered at the end of the project seeing if I can do a “then and now” with some of the photos.

      Posted by The Sock Mistress | September 11, 2015, 2:34 pm
      • That would be very interesting.

        Posted by a gray | September 11, 2015, 6:28 pm
      • If you are an accomplished photographer, it shouldn’t be an issue but if you aren’t just practice in your own location first. I made that mistake when I went to Seattle to take “then and now” images as you mention. It was a failure for the most part. While I can partially blame it on the fact my dad’s hotel in which he lived is no longer standing, I didn’t plan for parked cars and truck, construction, landscaping and time of day…and that’s only a partial list! 😦

        Posted by Mustang.Koji | September 16, 2015, 7:33 pm
  2. Those buildings would have been pretty impressive for Aussies and Kiwis back then

    Posted by suchled | September 14, 2015, 7:33 pm
  3. You are fortunate in several ways. First, he was a shutterbug…and two, the photos survived for all these decades!

    Posted by Mustang.Koji | September 16, 2015, 7:34 pm
    • I suspect a lot of the photos were purchased but I can’t be sure. Some are definitely his and some appear to be commercial ones. When I said I’d do a then/now, I’d be doing it via Google, I have no plans to go to Egypt to trace his steps 🙂

      Posted by The Sock Mistress | September 17, 2015, 11:55 am

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