Beyond Taqah travelling eastwards is Mirbat, the scene of a decisive battle with the adoo in July 1972. The air photo below shows Mirbat and how the coast travels north-eastwards.
Mirbat is just right of centre of picture
With very little enemy activity the coastal north eastern settlements were able to receive CAD assistance and this section shows villages NE of Mirbat and the people who benefitted from the ‘flying doctor’ and other services. Trish Sole was able to visit many locations as a member of the CAD teams and to take some invaluable photographs in areas not normally visited at the time, whilst also establishing a good rapport with the people – especially the women and children.
Although the Kuria Muria Islands lie just off the coast, a separate section is devoted due to the unique nature of the population, its habitat and livelihood.
All photographs were taken during 1975 and early 1976..
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