Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 179

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[Page 179]

[Wednesday 28 June 1916]

Our men are shewn on same page.
Sydney Mail of May 10th shows a Pontoon Bridge built not by the Australian Engineers but by the Cheshires, it is our Camp near the trees in the background- & the Pontoon bridge is over a Canal, not the Nile:-
Another Taube over us this morning 4 bombs on Kantara- it is wearisome standing to arms at 3.30 AM & then every time an enemy plane flies over:- First time I've seen an Aerial Fight but one battle plane was not fast enough tho' she fired repeatedly it was most exciting to watch from the ground- they did travel- the Taube as far as I could see went towards the Mediteranean & our machine got hit in the engine. They were right over us-

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