Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 309
Saturday 1 December 1917
Saw 2 whales this morning & these would make a good camouflage for subs. I got the wife up at 4.45 a.m. as we are now in the midst of the vermin, just outside
GIBRALTAR. Other escorts have joined including a U.S.A. T.B.D.. It is not a good thing to stay long in the BATH & other places of convenience with the door locked.
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I have just been yarning to an Italian Officer he blames his Government for sending the TURIN rioters to the one front, where they fraternized with the enemy & sold ITALY a PUP.