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January, 1915
Saturday 30
We anchored all night in the Bitter Lake, protected by a French Cruiser the old Himilaya converted into a Cruiser & the "Minerva", having no Searchlights on board, 6 of the others went on to 'Ismalia' as they had lights.
Aeroplanes scouted around this morning ere we moved off. If the Turks come they will get a hot reception as the Canal is protected by trenches along each bank. Cavalry & Camel Corps Field artillery etc: from whom we get Who are you? Got any papers? Are we downhearted etc:-

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