Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 87

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27 March 1918 Wednesday (X to X crossed out)
BEIT JALA Local Greek inhabitants call themselves Christians here but it is all a matter of L S D if you pay them they will embrace any religion- very different to Mohammedins or Moslems. Much offends an educated mind, idolatrous absurd customs & grotesque traditions [indecipherable] our men scoff- a good deal. X Bedouins raided our Camp & stole 10 Rifles 2 Horses 4Troughs & a canvas Reservoir clever thieves & slack sentries, double piquets tonight! This is only a Brigade detail Camp others are across the Jordan river.X

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