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Tuesday 19 June 1917


RAMADAN, 1 month of fasting for the Turksby day & all MOSLEMS [indecipherable] tomorrow. They must not even drink water but they have a great spread at sundown & feed all night & if we let them will sleep by day. At the end of the month they are supposed to be most vicious & best time for them to attack. Let 'em.

We had hopes of 1914 even getting leave to Australia but I see it can't be did.

Forgive the Blot but fountain Pens are erratic at times – fortunately, we always have sand to blot with.

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