Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 149
May. 11 Tue.
In afternoon hired a donkey for 2 hours for
6 3 piastres & went for a 10 mile ride round edge of delta, under palms, past natives at work on the soil, through green fields & back to Mena around the desert. On my homeward way I urged my donk. to the top of a great sandhill from the top of which I had a splendid view of the delta area.
After a lengthy gaze I descended to the flats, passed through the deserted camp which once contained over 20,000 men & found myself back at my destination – where I handed back my donk. to its dusky owner & strolled off to Mena House.