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25 December 1916 Monday
Got back midnight with 4 Guns 1000 Rifles 100000 rounds ammunition, Telephone instruments Oil engine, Machine Gun parts. Prisoners sent away by Boat. We buried 96 Turks yesterday Our casualties were alright.
Burnt Wagons Huts & every thing else burnt & after smashing Pumps evacuated with Loot-
Such is War including 2 little Bedouin children of about 4 & 5 deserted- these we fed & put with our sick & wounded.
Turks had plenty Tucker & a good stronghold- they have a great respect for our felt hatted Bushies- I collected Papers, Photos, stamps & such like stuff & have sent all to Hd Qts to be interpreted-
We have so little it was hard lines to have to burn Rations Horsefeed etc but can't carry much on Camels

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