Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 21
The Egyptians are polite & obliging & generally have a great deal to say.
The Arabs & other Native races inclusive of the Turks are impulsive & horribly dirty.
A Piastre is the standard coin
About 5,000 of the first contingent have been sent back to Australia for various reasons
The Nile is a wonderful river & has been the making of Egypt. For centuries the land round & about has been irrigated by the river. Once