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An attack, by the forces in Egypt on the slums of Cairo. Started at 3.45PM by showers of clothing being thrown from the windows of every floor. Then furniture of all descriptions. The mounted guard then came on the scene with revolvers. A fire of the debris in street followed by a 4 floor building alight deaths & several casualties. The crowd cleared at small hours of the morning.
A ruined building in Cairo's Wagh-el-Bukh district, the result of a riot by Australian and New Zealand servicemen in Egypt. The riot, known as the Battle of the Wazza was started in the brothel district. After four months of solid training and advice they would soon be going to the Front, only a quarter of men were granted leave around Good Friday of 1915. A build up of resentment over a variety of issues, including robberies, overpriced liquor, and the high incidence of venereal disease, resulted in the riot.