Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 82

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March 1915
Monday 22
March past High Commissioner today the Desert dust rose in clouds - All arms represented the whole Army Corps, on parade – Forgot to mention I found one of the Hill Girls from Banabogie Mollie nursing at Mena – Sister Ryde is at the Palace Hotel now Hospital at Heliopolis, beautiful building cost one £ 1,000,000 marble staircase & columns, marble floor Alabaster wainscots – etc:- lot of material off the Pyramids was used on this building built by a Belgian Syndicate – all modern Heliopolis was built to rival Monte Carlo, then the war came.

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