Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 29

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Sunday 28 January 1917

Some Yeomanry relieve us today & we go back to El Arish for a bit of a spell. Fortunately a Camel died so we can offer them some fresh meat!!!

The seasons are reversed here you know this – mid winter now & cold at night but lovely days. Outposts are cold work but we like to think that the Light Horse are always in the front line & have been for 1 year & 9 months, beyond a months spell while I was away in England.

Bedouin implements are even more crude than Egyptians – Harrow – piece of wood with stone pegs – Wooden Plows etc. The well we are using is one of 7 between here & Palestine put down by ? don't know how many years ago.

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