Photograph: "German Airmen's Graves, Nazareth"; 1918; 018/004j

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Moruya and District Historical Society Museum

Name/Title

Photograph: "German Airmen's Graves, Nazareth"

About this object

Photograph captioned on the back:
"German airmen's graves in the corner of the Monastery ground Nazareth"

The photograph shows a number of wooden crosses made from the propellers of crashed aircraft. These served as temporary grave markers for the fallen airmen.

During WWI the Holy Family civilian hospital founded by the Austrian Barmherzigen Brüder (Merciful Brothers) in 1882 was requisitioned and turned into Imperial German Field Hospital no. 213. Some of the soldiers and pilots hospitalized there died from their wounds or disease, and 51 were interred in the monastery beside the field hospital.

Place Made

Nazareth Palestine

Date Made

1918

Subject and Association Keywords

World War 1

Subject and Association Keywords

Fred Hutchings Collection

Subject and Association Keywords

war photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

war memorabilia

Subject and Association Keywords

Palestine

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

018/004j

Copyright Licence  

Attribution - No Derivatives (cc) Attribution - No Derivatives (cc)

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