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This essay is Part 2 to a previous posting on weapons found at the Dead Sea from the Israel Daily Pictures (IDP) website. To see other related photographic material from the Library of Congress, visit IsraelDailyPicture.com. For a free subscription, visit IsraelDailyPicture.com.

Last week we posted a feature (Thu, July 5, 2012) on the origins of a cache of antique German weapons found recently at the Dead Sea. The posting showed pictures of a World War I Turkish naval base and abandoned Turkish defense lines at the Dead Sea.

Turkish delegation received at Dead Sea dock (1916)

 

The Turks’ “Dead Sea Flotilla” (1917)

As evidenced in these American Colony-Library of Congress album pictures, the Dead Sea was a major supply route for the Turkish army between eastern and western Palestine, particularly after Britain and its allies blockaded Mediterranean ports.

Towing wheat barges on the Dead Sea (1917)

 

Camel train carrying grain from the Dead Sea to Jerusalem (1917)

 

Shipping grain from the south end of the Dead Sea to the north. No roads connected the north and south parts of the Dead Sea shores

 


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