Cafe, Cairo style

The cloth windings which these soldiers are wearing around their lower legs are called 'puttees', and they were standard military issue.  The puttee was considered useful in the muddy trenches of Europe, but may have been less comfortable in the heat of Egypt.


Unknown photographer, c 1914


Accession number: MS10340


From the State Library of Victoria's Manuscripts collection.


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Morale & relaxation