Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 34
Friday 2 February 1917
One gets very tired of the eternal sand, in face, ears tucker Bed etc. One continual dust storm for a week – We must eat lbs of it cooking in the open – but again MUD is worse.
Terrific sand storm. Think the worst we have had.
Enemy airships over again last night.
Got pen going again.
Allanson is despatch rider now.
Did I explain a new nice sort of sandal the Infantry wear in about 4 sizes bigger than boots & strapped on like snow shoes the idea is to make marching easier.