Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 72
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green patch irrigated from the fresh water canal which runs alongside Suez canal
We did not go into Ismaila but turned off. Soon after we got in to most luxurient country the Nile flats.
A vast contrast to the desert everywhere the eyes rested on greenery. The country appeared to have a splendid system of irrigation.
The train pulled up twice on the journey. We amused ourselves a bit by throwing biscuits to the kiddies.
Reached Cairo about 8 30 pm the same day. We marched out to Abassieh camp a tramp of about three miles, through sand most of the way.