Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 99

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a little of over 3,000 years ago. Some of the Sights are wonderful to see Mosque's and old Cities and around the Native quarters it would make you shudder to look at, there is disease and mystery everywhere. The Natives themselves are Dirty poverty stricken lazy & rotton to the back bone

I am leaving here in 12 hours that will be at 7.30 AM (August 1st) Sunday morning for the Dardanelles I think we are going to Achi-Baba The general opoinion here is that the war will not last much longer. The different Countries and and Islands and the people well I will come home as soon as it is all over I will tell you things that will simply astonish you,

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