Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 122

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Wed 28th
Received a message last night saying our battle plane would be over us at 6.30 this morning she arrived alright & proceeded out into the desert scouting; about 7 oclock a Taube was sighted coming down the coast & we had not got all the horses off the lines before she was over us but she did not take any notice of us, & made toward Hill 70

we filed out in extended order & awaited for her return, & only had a few minutes to wait as we soon saw the Taube & one of our own machines manouvring for positions, & then the Taube made a run for home & our machine after her. they were fairly close together as they came over us & both machines had their machine guns to work, & they were still at it when they looked like two specks in the sky but the Taube seemed to have gained a little, although she seemed to be flying lower, it was rather

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