Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 56

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24 February 1918 Sunday
Got permission for parties of men to visit Jerusalem & Bethlehem, as I have been I remained in Camp- rain hard- I do not think that the Holy Land makes the average man more religious ribald jests & filthy language in the most Holy places-
Tucker is scarce in these parts I gave a Biscuit, a piece of soap & 10 pts for 3 eggs- As we left the Infantry were chanting "One biscuit per man, a little Bully
"and no Jam"
The eggs here are a normal size- better than Egyptian perhaps result of country-
The coldest time we have yet experienced

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