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


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7 July 1916

Posted by Dick on July 7, 1916
Nothing much doing today. We hear from Kantara today that the Essex Battery have got over fifty men in hospital. There are rumours of leprosy, but we've not heard what it is yet. The rest of the Battery have been put in quarantine.

An agent who has just returned from the Turkish lines reports that he visited Shellal, Bir Saba, and Hassana; that the Turks are about twenty thousand strong, inclusive of Germans, Austrians, Afghans, Syrians, and Arab horsemen, and intend attacking down the Northern Route in the late summer.

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