Weekly photo challenge: Dreaming

The weekly photo challenge instruction is “Share a photo that makes you dream”.  When I look at news footage of Syria these days, I wonder if it will ever again look like it does in this photo from 1942.  Let’s dream it can be this peaceful some day.  Soon.

The 2/15th battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces, which my father was a part of, went to Syria in January 1942 for several months of frontier garrison duty.  I have several photos of the region from his album, but the Biblical tone of this one makes it the best.  Click it to see the detail.

Syria 1942

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  1. HI Trish. My dad was also in the 2nd AIF…in the 2/33rd battalion…and as such involved int he June/ July 1941 Syria campaign, then on ‘frontier garrison’ duty until January 42. I’m sharing his letters via a blog…myfathersletters.me and am hoping it will be OK with you, for me to share this photo on the blog (with clear acknowledgement, of course).
    Hopefully – Felicity

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    • Hi Felicity, Thanks for asking about the photo. Yes, it’s a great idea to put it on your blog – go ahead. I had a look at your blog and was amazed that you’ve transcribed all those letters. Such a lot of work! It’s admirable. I enjoyed looking at your photos too. Trish

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      • Thanks Trish. Dad was a regular correspondent during the whole of the war, until he was among the first discharged in August 1945….so I still have almost 4 years’ worth of letters to go. It’s a really fascinating project, and I hope my children and their cousins will appreciate it one day. Felicity

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