Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 60
Russia captured 70,000 Germans the Crown Prince included.
Slept on deck last night but it was a bit on the cold side & woke up to find ourselves anchored at Port Said, nothing very exciting happened last night & we were passing troops all night stationed along the canal.
this morning we are taking fresh water on board; during the night we passed a ship with the Royal Engineers on board & they said they expected to be fighting any day now.
A French hydro-plane rose off the water a couple of hundred yards from our boat this morning & flew around us in a circle reconnoitring this morning & landed again on the water. The boat has been surrounded by boats containing musicians playing for what they can get & natives selling