Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 80

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make the natives understand where we wanted to go, after walking about for a long time accompanied by a native police, we had the good fortune to strike an Englishman on a bicycle, who advised us to take a tram to Cairo & then go to old Cairo by tram. we took his advice, till we got to Cairo & then decided to have dinner before proceeding. our dinner consisted roast chicken, & custard & finished up with wine by most & lemonade by teetotallers, we then walked through the markets & one or two of the principal streets & saw plenty of Europeans. we decided then to come back to Maadi & put the rest of the afternoon in signalling amongst ourselves on the Nile banks. we left Cairo at 1.15 PM &

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