Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 61

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March, 1915
Monday 1
Dog tired from doing all I can to see the old Mosques & Drill etc. too but feel the opportunity should not be let go to see these wonderful old places. Beautiful Glass stained windows, black granite pillars, Alabaster columns & inlaid marble floors built 1000's of years ago & Tombs in every one.
As for the present diseased beggars die daily around walls & are carted away & the drab slums are filthy but the Architects of old knew how to build.
Trench digging & outpost work today.

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