During 1918-19, Joseph William Bowler was stationed in Egypt training to be an Observer in the Royal Flying Corps. He was a keen photographer who took the opportunity to travel in Western Asia when he could take leave, and captured a record of what he saw through the lens of his Kodak camera to send back home to family in Nottingham. His photographs of visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Damascus and Baalbek provide a fascinating insight into the life of these fascinating cities, with rich histories, at a turbulent time that has left its legacy into modern times.
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