Author:   James Dodds
Published:   2017
Format:   Hardback, 200 pages

Status:   Available



Tracks in the Sand by James Dodds tells the story of a First World War railwayman.

Tim Foster first saw action in Gallipoli and was lucky to survive. Taking a camera with him to his next campaign in Egypt and Palestine he recorded everything around him, sending photographs home with his letters. At the Suez Canal he was in charge of a light railway as part of the Canal Defence Force.

As the war advanced he was transferred to the Royal Engineers to operate the military railway under construction through the Sinai desert. In Palestine he became the first English station master at Jerusalem before finally returning home to his sweetheart seven months after the war had ended.

Includes photographs and letters.