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February 1918
3rd to 10th
The adjutant was in town during the week having a look through the work. Things are fairly slack now. There is very little work coming in. The Regiment is spelling now at a place called Wadi Hanein somewhere near Jaffa. There has been a great deal of rain on the Palestine front. They get about 30 inches in about 3 months. It is fine after that for the rest of the year. Leave is being granted again a few get down to Cairo every week. Port Said Rest Camp is going again & the men take 10 days spell there & are relieved by another lot. There has been no fighting to speak of for some weeks. Our troops have been going in a lot for football lately & have done very well in the matches they have played. They have been beaten once by the New Zealanders. Only had one letter by the last Australian mail which I

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