Friday 8 April 2016

Bathing in the Canal

Saturday 8th April 1916: The Suez Canal is not renowned as the cleanest stretch of water in the World. So it is a measure of the dirty condition of the soldiers and of the intense heat that bathing in it should have been so enjoyed yesterday by the men of the 1st/5th Battalion.

They have also set up a line of outposts 1,000 yards in front of the camp. This is to protect against any raids on this strategically vital waterway by the Turks.

Source: X550/6/8

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