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13 September 1918 Friday (X to X crossed out)
Jordan Valley Returned to the exclusive area- X In evidence I found Desert Corps men alone spend between £20 000 & £30 000 a month at AIF Canteens- mostly Tucker- X
During my absence the underlings of our Staff have exercised their ingenuity by making us build dummy horses out of Bamboos & Hessian to deceive enemy aircraft!!! On the road I passed many of Egyptian Labor Corps mending roads & all singing their native love song Cum-Leyla Cum-Low, or something like it meaning How many days & how many nights before I see my beloved again-

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