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cases hundreds of yards apart & it is through the gaps that the enemy may with ease force his way to the canal provided we were not on the alert & qui vive.
The work is tiresome & very fatiguing & demands great strength and endurance. The heat of the sun is terrific &at times almost unbearable but as usual the night are delightful, and freshy.
Light horse camps are situated at different points quite close to the firing line & so are always handy in case of an attack. The horses look well & fresh & seem to bear the weather admirably.
A road runs out within a mile or two of the firing line; also a railway line at rail end are stores,water supply

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