Away from the huge static complex of the military installations on the Western Front there were far greater opportunities for all kinds of photography, but from the point of view of publishing news in the British press the distances involved created nearly insurmountable problems. Apart from the war in Flanders Britain was involved in the European campaigns in Italy and Salonika, the defence and possible acquisition of Empire in Africa and the war in the Middle East against Turkey. Fought across the Sinai desert in Egypt and Palestine and along the paths of the great rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates in Mesopotamia (approximately present-day Iraq), the war against Turkey offered scope for personal, press, and eventually most official photography. Its remoteness from the main theatre and wider range of its campaigns gave room for the unorthodox in both warfare and photography.