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The Destruction of the Turkish Transport in the Gorge of the Wadi Fara, Palestine

Sydney W. Carline, Sydney Carline1920

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums

Feb. Friday 14, 1919. Walked along the Wady Bedan to the Wady Fara, - commonly called the Valley of Death - to see the scene of the great aeroplane bombing exploits & the rout of the Turkish army. The road ran along the side of a steep gorge, with precipitous drops down to the Wady runing [sic] below. All along were the debris of overturned carts & motors, & lying every where were the skeletons of horses and even men. Their bones having been cleaned white by the Jackals. It was a dreary tortuous place & the Turkish army trying to escape down it was easily stopped & massacred by aeroplanes. I made a couple of drawings.' Extract from Sydney Carline's diary, 1919.

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  • Title: The Destruction of the Turkish Transport in the Gorge of the Wadi Fara, Palestine
  • Creator: Carline, Sydney W
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Location: Wadi Fara, Palestine
  • related people or organisations: Royal Air Force, Royal Flying Corps
  • provenance: Imperial War Museum RAF section commission
  • period: First World War
  • Subject: action,  air raid/blitz,  aircraft accidents,  landscape,  aerial view,  Egypt and Palestine 1915-1918, SE5A aircraft,  Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 1912-1918,  Royal Air Force 1919-1939,  Egypt, Palestine and Arabia 1914-1918
  • Physical Dimensions: w1219 x h1219 mm (unframed)
  • Provenance: © IWM (Art.IWM ART 3138)
  • Type: painting
  • External Link: Imperial War Museum website
  • Medium: oil

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