SCOURGE OF THE SENUSSI

In this feature, Stuart Hadaway gives us a glimpse of life with the Imperial Camel Corps of 1916 as seen through the camera lens of one of the unit’s officers.

The Imperial Camel Corps (ICC) was formed in January 1916 in order to deal with the revolt of pro-Turkish Senussi tribesmen in Egypt’s Western Desert. The first four companies were recruited from Australian infantry battalions recuperating after Gallipoli. Four battalions were eventually formed: the 1st and 3rd were entirely Australian, the 2nd was British and the 4th was a mix of Australians and New Zealanders.

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