Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 285
Mardi Miss Cook & Mrs [indecipherable] came to dinner tonight at El Hoyat so I did not leave but sent my Kit on ahead to Camp. Received letters from England & from Australia. I note there is a lot of "Triumphant Arch" & "Cock a doodle" business about the returned soldiers, which like the African war I suppose will have died a natural death by the time the real show is over. Facing it the second time takes doing, when you know what is in front, there is such a thing as the "Valour of Ignorance" - but I must finish my job.