Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Soldier tourism in First World War Egypt and Palestine: the evidence of photography

Nicholson, Paul Thomas and Mills, Stephen 2017. Soldier tourism in First World War Egypt and Palestine: the evidence of photography. Journal of Tourism History 9 (2-3) , pp. 205-222. 10.1080/1755182X.2017.1410582

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Post-Print Version
Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

During the First World War many British and Imperial soldiers serving in Egypt and Palestine took photographs or bought postcards to send or take home showing the places they had visited. As the conflict unfolded, military service there might be viewed as a kind of ‘enforced tourism’ wherein soldiers followed tourist routes and took photographs in ways closely related to those of peace-time visitors. The Views of an Antique Land project has collected approximately 2000 such images and is making them available online creating an important resource for our understanding of visitors and their interests in the early twentieth century. In addition, it will be a resource for those whose ancestors served in those areas and provide a record of the ancient monuments as they appeared at a particular point in time.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
T Technology > TR Photography
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1755-182X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 June 2018
Date of Acceptance: 17 November 2017
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 13:37
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/107119

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics