Item 02: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1915-31 December 1915 - Page 234
Aug. 6 Fri.
Have during the last few days come across a rather decent Egyptian (a Copt). His father is the Govt. Minister for Finance.
The Egyptians are of 2 religions – Coptic & Mahommedan. The Copts are Christians, few in number, but staunch upholders of the British. The majority of the people are Mahommedans – same religion as the Turks – and only respecting the British because of our superior strength.