Mena Camp, Egypt

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Lines of the Australian 9th and 10th Battalions at Mena Camp, looking towards the Pyramids. The soldier in the foreground is playing with a kangaroo, the regimental mascot. Many Australian units brought kangaroos and other Australian animals with them to Egypt. Some were given to the Cairo Zoological Gardens when the units went to Gallipoli.

Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.


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