Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 194

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will find it a good deal warmer in the tropics than we did; & if they are landed in Egypt they have my pity, as it will be no joke training here in a month or two, it is quite unpleasant enough contending with the dust here now & it would be horrible in the summer time; England will have to keep a large army here, as the Sultan is far from popular with the natives & they would rise & fight with the Turks if they get half a chance;
Well Mother I will have to say Good-bye again for the present, with heaps of love to all at home from your loving son

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