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31 March 1918 Easter Sunday
Went with Capt Andrews a Doctor to Monastery near Solomon's Pools & had lunch with the Monks, 6 courses & 6 different wines, including fizz from France. This Easter is a great time of rejoicing & the greeting is Bon Feie:- they did us well. After, the Military Governor of Bethlehem took us to an Austrian Monastery where they spoke German more wine & cigars here good pictures, good music & no poverty- There are worse jobs than a monks. Turks had entrenched all around these places & made their strong posts.
Tried to shoot a partridge but missed only [one] about-

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