Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 47

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left in peace long as soon our battleplane passed over us making west, & shortly afterwards our Bristol Scout also came followed by an enemy plane that was flying between the Bristol & the sun & managed to get quite close, & above the Bristol before she realised she was followed.
the Bristol was not in a position to fire & the Taube had things all her own way. the Bristol swung around short & tried to climb, but the Taube was too quick & shortly afterwards our plane volplaned down still being fired on by the Taube who then bombed Qatia; We were not troubled after dinner with them & put the afternoon in sleeping. drew rations, water & horse feed this

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