Frogsmile wrote:One aspect that seems worth pursuing is what possible role, what seems to be a formal military mission (given the uniforms) by the British to Italy, might have had in connection with Egypt. I imagine that such a mission, if that is what it is, would be well recorded in the British press. Britain surely did not need advice about Egypt at that time and given the involvement of Italy mentioned by Mark, nor it seems did they. So why Egypt?
That's a good point, so I will see about having a look through the newspapers and see if anything turns up. Are we thinking that this event (whatever type of event caused this group to get together, that is) took place around 1882?