Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 12

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Sun 20th
A Sqdn went on swimming parade today, & at 9 oclock Ted Mills & I also decided to go & it was well worth the 5 mile ride
Mahomediah is a picture the Hospitals are on the Beach within a few yards of the sea off which a cool breeze is constantly blowing, & it looks like a small town with electric engines running on the line to Railhead; At Railhead a party of Tommies are kept busy all day filling thousands of Fantasses which are brought empty & taken away full by a constant stream of Egyptians & Indian Camel transports, all the Indians are armed but no Egyptian is allowed to carry any weapons;
An Armored Train is also at

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