Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 91

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come the other night but I managed to keep quite dry. But what did give me a most unpleasant surprise was a gruff voice saying "stand to" at 3.30 a.m.. I suppose that will be a regular thing now.
This place Khalassa has evidently been a large town some centuries ago probably in the time of the Byzantine Empire as all the ground round here is scattered with huge blocks of faced stones, Keystones, bits arches etc etc
Now there is sto just a stone house or two vaultlike in appearance which has, I think

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