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Monday 26 March 1917

El Arish

Big guns can be heard firing at Gaza, the big attack takes place today. We are in Reserve standing bye – doing nothing & enjoying the bathing in the sea.

Last night, one poor trooper went silly or "MAGNOON" as the Arabs say. Walked away with his swag to the Flying Corps & asked for a PLANE to take him to England. They offered him a MARTINSIDE, but he would have nothing but a TAUBE, he said. Poor Beggar is now in the Hospital awaiting train for Cairo mental cases. I hope I don't get it as bad as that!

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