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aeroplane came over early this morning & dropped a message to Head Quarters; The aeroplane do all the scouting & always report when there are any Turks approaching;
A & C Squadrons are on outpost duty tonight & are dismounted. C Sqd on the top of the ridge to the north of the camp & A on the ridge to the south overlooking the camp; We are camped in an ideal spot as it is in a deep hollow & cannot be seen till one is right above it;

Our Interpreter (who is an Assyrian) has been knocking about amongst the natives driving the camels & says he has been throwing out hints to the drivers that he likes the Turks but not the English & some of the drivers said they are all going to hand the camels over to the Turks at the first opportunity; The interpreter also says that all the young men camped

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