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Photos Submitted by Ken Johnson

Alexandria, Egypt, Suez & Aden 1945.

These photos seem to be from Egypt and Suez. They were formerly mis-identified as Ceylon (Sri Lanka), but thanks to information provided by Gehan Pinto, it has been established they were taken in Egypt (or at least in a country with date palms).

Probably Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #6-1: Probably Alexandria, Egypt. This is the only photo in the series showing navy personnel.

Possibly, Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #6-4: Street scene.

Saad Zaghloul Pasha Monument and Square, Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #8-4: A view of the Saad Zaghloul Pasha Monument and Square, Alexandria, Egypt.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario, 1945.

Negative #8-5: Overlooking a harbour and buildings from a hillside. A naval ship can be seen in the distance.

Boy sleeping on a street, Possibly, Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #5-1: Boy sleeping in the shadow of a pole.

Street scene, Possibly, Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #5-2: Street scene.

Woman and child, Possibly, Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #5-3: Street scene -- woman carrying child.

Tea seller, Possibly, Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #5-4: Tea-seller.

Holy man, Possibly, Alexandria, Egypt, 1945.

Negative #5-5: Holy man?

Toussoum, Suez Canal, 1945.

Negative #3-4: The sign says TOUSSOUM, which identifies it as a post on the Suez Canal.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Ontario in Aden, 1945.

Negative #ON-0028 : Aden, Arabia. Location identified by CPO W.P. Hodgkin, so this photo has been moved from the Hong Kong section, where it was formerly listed as Photo 11.

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