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


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21 May 1916

Posted by Dick on May 21, 1916
Orderly dog today, took the rough exercise at 5:15. Church parade at 9. Bathed after stables; we changed our place this time and bathed from an old derelict barge where we got great fun diving.

A mail came from home this afternoon, lots of news.

Enemy aeroplanes bombed Port Said last night and did, according to Osman, a good deal of damage in the Arab quarter.

In an intelligence report sent round to us this evening, an agent reports that at El Hassana the Turks have a force of about three thousand men, composed of Turks, Syrians, and Arab camelmen, also some Howitzer guns. They are under the command of Sami Bey.

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