Item 01: Sam Norris war diary, 1 February 1915 -1 May 1915 - Page 23

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Their camps seemed very strong what with trenches and barbed-wire entanglements. Their little tents were all snug in dugouts. Just as I turned in we passed a lot of soldiers but it was too dark to see them. They were the East Lancs. Artillery & Engineers.

8th March 1915 Monday

At 6 o' c a.m. we were just mooring in the Canal off Port Said. We started immediately to take on water & coal. The coal is carried aboard by darkies in panniers. They go up one plank & down another  €“ a constant stream of them. They seem to be quite unable to work

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