Four albums of prints relating to the service of Captain Guy C Shortridge in the Middle East during the First World War. The collection includes a number of aerial photographs taken in Mesopotamia, Palestine and Syria: Beit Aiessa and Sandy Ridge showing a Corps HQ (26 April 1916), Shumran Bend on the Tigris, Sannaiyat to Suwada Marsh, Es Sinn including Dujaila Redoubt, Kut and the River Hai (23 April 1916), Gussals Fort and the Shib Canal (7 and 12 June 1916), Orah Camp (5 February 1916), Magasis Fort, Banna, boat bridge over the Tigris (2 April 1916); Belak British Hospital (May 1918), Bethlehem, Damascus, El Ramleh, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Nablus and Tiberius. Other photographs show captured Turkish and German field guns near Nablus and abandoned transport in the Wadi Farch, also German and Turkish prisoners of war including wounded. Another interesting photograph shows a British tented camp camouflaged against observation from the air. There is also a photograph of a Nieuport 17 Scout and Vickers Vimy bomber. The collection also includes a number of travelogue type photographs showing local people, street scenes and significant buildings, including Holy sites, in Beersheba, Damascus, Jaffa, Jerusalem and Nablus. There is also a good photograph of a tented Bedouin camp and local river craft, including mahailas, on the River Tigris in Mesopotamia.
Four albums, two with green covers with the word "PHOTOGRAPHS" contained within an Art Nouveau style design on the front cover. The other two albums are bound in grey and are unmarked. The black and white photographic prints are slip mounted (2 per page) into each of the albums. The prints have handwritten annotations in ink and pencil on the reverse.