|Arrival ceremony at the train station. But when was the|
picture taken? Between "1898 and 1946."
Several clues led us to conclude the soldiers were British Royal Fusiliers and that the picture was taken between 1920 and 1936.
|Acting commissioner Mark Aitchison Young|
Now, veteran Israeli tour guide Zvi Bessin has nailed the picture: It was taken on
The day was Friday, and the shadows suggest evening was approaching. The clock which appears to show 9:30 may, in fact, not be working. By our reckoning, the soldiers were facing east, the dignitaries facing west. The setting sun was shining on the dignitaries' faces. The lateness of the day and the approach of the Sabbath may explain why Jewish leadership was absent from the station ceremony.
Young served only 20 days until his successor arrived. Wauchope served as high commissioner until 1937.