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March 1, 1916 Wednesday

81 wks of soldiering

Hopped out as usual

Things have been humming some at Verdun & the enemy seems to have got it pretty thick.

Spent a quiet day & this afternoon started a water flume to enable us to draw water to fill our trough which now is a beastly job.

Aeroplanes busy with their bomb dropping & several give us a good display of fancy flying.

Our arabic is still progressing favorably & we can now read the papers easily.

Bed at 9

Parcel & papers arrived from Nell

March 2, 1916 Thursday

Armored cars arrive

Revielle as usual

Early this morning Capt Wollesly one of the aviators came a cropper this morning while out on reconnaissance his engine failed & he had to effect a bad landing in very rough country & damaged the under carriage of his plane.
Great excitement amongst the niggers tonight when 6 Rolls Royce armoured cars joined us they are from Mersa-Matruh where they have made a name for themselves, they have 2 Talbots & a Ford attached to them also 8 Douglas Bikes.

Had a late supper & still there's no money, turned in at 10.30

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