Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 50
18 February 1918 Monday
Am afraid there are many dead legends drifting slowly bye in the HOLY LAND- such impossible things are shown which our Saviour only made use of as parables- The Cave here & Zachareyih though are certainly wonderful places on the Summit of the Judean Hills.
The men do not like the STEEL HELMETS, complaining of the weight- I wear one & must say, with a gas mask on at the same time, you would not recognize your son.
As I scribble the howls of the jackals echo again in the Hills here, they live on corpses which they dig up.