Item 02: Cameron Robertson war diary, 21 December 1914-16 December 1916 - Page 13

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is very difficult, and we may not be able to get our wagons anywhere near us for days, so men must not think their wants have been neglected, if they do not get all they want.
On landing it will be necessary for every individual to carry with him all his requirements in food & clothing for three days, as we may not see our transport 'till then.
Remember then that it is essential for everyone to take the very greatest care not only of his food, but his ammunition, the replenishment of which will be very difficult. Men are liable to throw away their food the first day out, and to finish their water bottles as soon as they start marching. If you do this now, we can hardly hope for success, as unfed men cannot fight and you must make an effort to try and refrain from starting on your water bottles until late in the day. Once you

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