The 1916 war diary of 2nd Lieut. Dick Willis Fleming


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29 February 1916

Posted by Dick on February 29, 1916
A glorious day, calm and a hot sun. We've been averaging 350 miles in 24 hrs all along, so are getting along well. We had four boat drills today, so every man ought to know his place in case of necessity. Four blasts on the steam whistle is the alarm signal. We had two practice alarms today and they went off very well.

We've had the coast of Algeria in sight all day but are about 30 miles off it. We passed Algiers about 10 am but were too far away to make anything out. We could see the Atlas Mountains quite plainly; all their tops were covered in snow and they looked very high.

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