Full-length group portrait of Wilfred Thesiger standing with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mubarak bin Mohammed Al Nahyan and some of their retainers in Al Ain. Six people stand in a line in the sand, with a seventh young boy kneeling at the far left. All the men are wearing ghutra (headscarves) and thobe (long shirts) with cartridge belts and khanjar (daggers). Each person holds either a rifle or a camel stick. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan stands at the far left. He is wearing a waistcoat over his thobe and holds a rifle. The young boy kneeling in front of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan may be Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. Wilfred Thesiger stands at the centre (third from left) holding a camel stick. Another boy, Sheikh Mubarak bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, stands second from the right between two retainers. In the background low sand dunes and trees sit in the far distance. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
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