Locust control using flame thrower, Palestine, 1915

Locust control using flame thrower, Palestine, 1915

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Caption: Locust control using flame thrower, 1915. In 1915, swarms of locusts stripped areas in Palestine and Syria of almost all vegetation over a period of several months. The infestation seriously compromised food supplies and increased food prices and hardship in the region. Various methods were employed to attempt to control the plague, including collecting eggs, digging pits, and burning with flame-throwers.

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