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


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30 April 1916

Posted by Dick on April 30, 1916
A very quiet day. I had a lovely bathe about twelve o'clock. A topping mail came in this afternoon, which kept me busy for a long time. This evening about five of us got hold of a dilapidated old rowing boat and had a row on the canal. It ended in a rag and we all got rather wet.

News came in this evening that General Townshend has had to surrender at Kut-al-Amara in Mesopotamia. I'm afraid it's bound to have a very bad effect on morale.

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