Joseph Rolella

Three of Many

Oil on Canvas

90 x 120cm

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Egypt played a important role in the World War I effort for Australian and New Zealand forces.  It was a place where the First Imperial Camel Corps Brigade (ICCB)was formed and trained. From a small beginning the unit eventually grew to a brigade of four battalions. Many Australian light horsemen joined this brigade, familiar with horses they easily adapted these skills to working with camels.

Camels worked well with soldiers and the diggers admired their stamina and adaptability.