Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 278
Re ANZACS The following words from a despatch are worth repeating
" They never salute, but are always cheerful.
" They are only half dressed
" Their language is appalling
" But they always go on
[indecipherable] to heat, shorts & boots were & saved washing [this sentence enclosed in circle]
No news from ANZACS of importance the Mohammed Schoolmaster in [indecipherable]
"Allah created the Englishman "mad":-
they think so still at the idea of forcing the Dardanelles but we will see!! no doubt it has been an awful muddle & if the Bulgarians join the Turks well !!!!!