Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 223

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August, 1915
Thursday 12
A restless night, & 3 more train loads arrived of what our men call "Navvies who can shoot a bit" -
This being the definition of a Gallipoli soldier after the immense amount of Trenching & Sapping done there by the Aust.
Give the Turk his due they fight fair & [indecipherable] compared to the Germans. When we charged they yelled ALLA ALLA & some English [indecipherable]

*Mafish = Arabic for finish

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