Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 46
Rumour is very rife concerning the evacuation of Bir Saba. All rot I think, for if they evacuate it we could surround Gaza. Anyhow all the Salonica force has now arrived I believe in Egypt, some five divisions or so. There will be an unholy scrap soon.
This morning, I had my first sick parade, Abdullah being very "musquyis". Having regaled me with a resume of
of his symptoms in rapid Arabic, I took his