Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 327

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[Thursday 23 November 1916]

Passed the spot where a ship Hospital ship "Brittanic" was struck the day before yesterday & 500 lost-
A Dirigible balloon & another Cruiser with a Russian & French Troop ships have joined us- Union Jack, Red White & Blue & Blue White Red in full speed but a zig zag course, hard to write owing to rolling of ship arrived Salonika a great relief after all our dangers-
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The Skipper told me tonight that his Marconi received two S.O.S. messages- one when we were off Folkestone- a boat was being chased by a submarine & the second after we left Malta but having so many troops on board we had to go on-
A big ship is on the shore here run aground after being torpedoed.

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