Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 18

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at El Burj. But as we left over a mile of Turkish wire which is much superior to our D3 wire I intend going out tomorrow to reel the Turkish wire in.

Sat 3rd
Leask, Wride & I left here at 9 oclock this morning & had a very enjoyable ride to El Burj Went to the 5th Mtd Bde Head Qrs & after a good deal of arguing recovered all the Turkish wire. Had dinner there & returned, The Tommies are getting the wire road down in good style also the railway.

An enemy plane came over El Arish this morning but was out of range A mine was washed up on the beach today

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