Item 01: Sydney B. Young war diary, 13 May-24 July 1916 - Page 47
to reproduce. Round this lake raged an inferno, but never did fire glow, or flames glare so fiercely as this. In the lake were several red hot coals glaring out forming a great contrast to the restful blue which surrounded them. To me the lake meant rest, contentment and peace. But those flames – I shudder.
29th At 9.15 we dropped anchor outside the port of Dakar in Senegal a French seaport on the West coast of Africa. It is said to be the French naval base.