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begin drinking you cannot stop and a water bottle is very soon emptied.
Also as regards ammunition – you must not waste it, by firing away indiscriminately at no target. The time will come when we shall find the enemy in well entrenched positions, from which we shall have to turn them out – when all our ammunition will be required and remember –
Concealment wherever possible
Covering fire always
Control of fire & Control of your men
W. Birdwood
17th Head Quarter's horses taken ashore for a couple of hours exercise.
19th A party of men-o' wars men from the different ships are on board each trooper to take charge & manoeuvre the lighters etc when landing.
20th Supply Section go aboard SS "Atlanta" from this ship. They will land some time during the night after

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