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Suez Canal 1916

Postcards of the Suez Canal, Port Said, Egypt, sent on consecutive days by Cyril Sladden to his fiancée, Mela Brown Constable, and his mother.  Cyril spent 3½ weeks in Port Said, arriving on 24th January 1916 and departing on 16th February for Mesopotamia.  The captions on the cards say:  “Port Said, Entrée du Canal de Suez” and “Canal de Suez No 64, El Ferdan, DJL, Port Said”.

© The Sladden family descendants and by kind permission of the Imperial War Museum (reference 60/98/2) and the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service (reference 705:1037/9520/3/157).