Start of Nurses Donkey Derby - 2 General Hospital - El Ballah

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Gala Day at El Ballah – Saturday 5 June 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entry from Saturday 5 June he wrote “Gala Day at Lido Club” – several races & Polo matches.  Egyptian band in attendance – played quite well.”    During this time he was acting as a guard … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Gala Day at El Ballah – Saturday 5 June 1943

Native woman drawing water from Mary's Well - Nazareth

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 … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Mary’s Well & Franciscan Monastery – Nazareth, Palestine 1943

View of cave forming part of Mary's House of altar representing Angel Gabriel speaking to Virgin Mary. Church of Annunication - Nazareth

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Plains of Jezreel, Churches of Annunciation & St Joseph, Nazareth, Palestine 1943

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Saturday 13 February 1943, he visits Nazareth.  He said – Passed over Plains of Jezreel.  Nazareth like all other Arab towns.  Visited “Church of Annunciation” built over caves believe to have been part of … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Plains of Jezreel, Churches of Annunciation & St Joseph, Nazareth, Palestine 1943

General View of Bethlehem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Bethlehem, Palestine 1942

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Left camp on trip at 8AM.  Arriving at Jerusalem at 11AM.  Straight onto Bethlehem – reaching Church of Nativity – star(?) & manger then to British … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Bethlehem, Palestine 1942