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  • Building a Sea Wall : the Egyptian Labour Corps

    Building a Sea Wall : the Egyptian Labour Corps

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-10-11

    Art.IWM ART 1459

    image: a party of men of the Egyptian Labour Corps are busy constructing a sea wall on a beach, supervised by a British officer wearing pith helmet, shorts and white shirt. A ditch has been dug, with a wall made with sandbags on the seaward side.

  • Nebi Samwil: The first sight of Jerusalem

    Nebi Samwil: The first sight of Jerusalem

    (art) Made by: McBey, James

    Art.IWM ART 2600

    image: A group of British soldiers shelter in a trench on the forward slope of a hill overlooking an arid landscape. There is another hill top visible on the left and further high ground on the horizon. A black puff of smoke in the air above the trench...

  • Pelusium

    Pelusium

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-10-01

    Art.IWM ART 1499

    image: a view across a largely empty arid landscape. To the left the remains of part of a fort sit atop a small slope, looking out over a flat landscape all the way to the distant appearance of Pelusium.

  • Straightening the Line : gangs of native labourers working on the railway near Romani

    Straightening the Line : gangs of native labourers working on the railway near Romani

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-10-12

    Art.IWM ART 1456

    image: eight local labourers, grouped in two lines of four men, use large metal crow bars to attempt to straighten lengths of newly laid railway track. The men are supervised by a British Army officer wearing pith helmet, shorts and white shirt and...

  • A Listening Post in the Desert : Indian Lancers

    A Listening Post in the Desert : Indian Lancers

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-07-13

    Art.IWM ART 1437

    image: in a bleak desert landscape, two soldiers are kneeling with their rifles, and kit between them. To the right, another soldier is lying on his front in the distance, observing over a ridge

  • The Hospital at Mahemdia : for a mile along the beach stretch the tents of a Stationary Hospital. Beyond the boat is the screen of an open-air cinema.

    The Hospital at Mahemdia : for a mile along the beach stretch the tents of a Stationary Hospital. Beyond the boat is the screen of an open-air cinema.

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-10-09

    Art.IWM ART 1458

    image: in the foreground two British soldiers in pith helmets sit within a rowing boat on a beach at Mahemdia, before a large hospital. White tents stretch right across the horizon, with figures walking amongst them. Beyond the men can be seen a large...

  • Near the Coast

    Near the Coast

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-09-15

    Art.IWM ART 1447

    image: a view of two artillery emplacements in an arid landscape near a coastline. Both emplacements are dug into the earth and concealed with camoflage netting. The outline of a few soldiers are visible, as are silhouettes of belll tents near the sea in...

  • Watering Camels in the desert near a Canal Post. The wire of the Suez Canal defences zigzags to the horizon.

    Watering Camels in the desert near a Canal Post. The wire of the Suez Canal defences zigzags to the horizon.

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-07-05

    Art.IWM ART 1434

    image: a view across a desert landscape. A camel train is being watered near the Suez canal, with the outline of the wire defences protecting the canal visible in the distance.

  • Dug-outs

    Dug-outs

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1917-08-09

    Art.IWM ART 1443

    image: a British soldier, possibly an officer, sits within the shadowed shelter of a dug-out in the arid desert. He sits in the left dug-out in a series, all constructed from sandbags and dug into a sandy earthen bank.

  • Rosh Pina, North of the Lake of Tiberias. Australian Horsemen buying Grapes and Bread.

    Rosh Pina, North of the Lake of Tiberias. Australian Horsemen buying Grapes and Bread.

    (art) Made by: McBey, James 1918-10-01

    Art.IWM ART 1558

    image: A view along a tree-lined road with a column of mounted troops moving into the distance. To the right of the composition, two soldiers are buying goods from a group of civilians. There are fields to either side of the road, and hills in the...

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