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in this quarter & forces are now being hurriedly concentrated there.

We arrived at Alexandria on 1st Feb 1915 we disembarked at 9AM & caught 9.30PM train to Heliopolis which is the new town situated 7 miles from Cairo.

Heliopolis is a remarkable town being built within the space of 7 years. The place was a desert before that time. The houses & public buildings are first class in design being a mixture of Byzantine & Egyptian architecture. The Palace Hotel which has been converted into a hospital is considered to be the best hotel in the world and from the outside appearances this

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