Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 328

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December 7
Court Martial still on – a good deal of "Malingering" takes place among the rotters while other men half dead but not paraded the Sick List to the Doctor

"Taube" missed our Pier by about 5 ft with a Bomb today, it only fizzled in the water & the plane flew off –
"Rum" issue now nearly every morning & an extra blanket per man but we all have cold feet. Had to have a swim felt so dirty – I'm not more of a coward than the average man, but between the shrapnel bursting all around & the cold – I did not waste any time – We scrub each with Sand.

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