Kangaroos in Egypt

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Australian 3rd Brigade and their Kangaroo mascot in Egypt in 1915. Under the shadow of the Great Pyramids of Giza are the lines of the 9th & 10th battalions at Mena Camp. On the left are the lines of the 1st Australian Divisional Artillery, and on the right the lines of the 3rd Infantry Brigade (in the foreground), and the Divisional Engineers (in the background).  Mena Camp was ten miles removed from Cairo by a wonderful route known as Artillery Road. The soldier in the foreground is playing with the regimental mascot, a kangaroo. Many Australian units brought kangaroos with them to Egypt, and some were given to the Cairo Zoological Gardens, when the units went to Gallipoli. 1914-16. 

 

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