Monday, April 28, 2008

Daily Photo - Gebel el Ingleez, Bahariya

These are really just an excuse to post some pretty sky scenes again. However, the ruined building on the top of a hill in Bahariya was a First World War watchpost. It was manned by Captain Claud Williams and was built to watch for Sanussi activity in the area. Captain Williams also served with the Light Car Patrols which monitored the Western Desert in vehicles which were mind-numbingly primitive for the task that they performed. The Light Car Patrols were the model for the Long Range Desert Group which operated in Egypt, Libya and the Sudan, monitoring the desert, collecting intelligence and comitting acts of military piracy where appropriate.

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