Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 56

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July 1917
unpleasant enough. Go for a ride occasionally through & round Ismailia It is very nice of an afternoon riding through the avenues of trees. Also visited the town baths. They consist only of a row of boxes built on a jetty. Most of the European residents have their private boxes along the front of the lake. Later in the afternoon it presents quite a continental picture with all the different costumes There are crowds of Tommies here now They seem a pretty good lot & have just come from Salonica & are having a few weeks spell here. The Lake is full of them in the afternoons. They march down in Battalions,
The aerodrome is alongside our camp. They get busy very early in the morning & it sounds like 20 chaff cutters going. An Australian mail, letters & papers arrived during the week Got 3 letters 2 from home! Answered them all

Wednesday July 4th to Tuesday 10th
Have sent a number of men out to the Regt during the week. Numbers of Tommies are still going through here Went into Ismailia 2 or 3 times & called

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