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


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29 March 1916

Posted by Dick on March 29, 1916
Nothing much doing in the morning but exercise and stables. I went for a bathe about eleven o'clock, and stayed in over an hour; the water was glorious. Till four thirty this afternoon we sat with the sweat pouring off us and then had to ride over the other side of the pontoon bridge to a lecture by the G.O.C. divisional artillery. A bit of a breeze got up about 6 o'clock, but still much too hot for comfort.

I have got my shoulders and arms burnt again through bathing in the sun, although I thought I was keeping under water for most of the time.

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A couple of photographs, c.1916, showing pontoon bridges across the Suez Canal:

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