Monday 26 December 2016

Christmas in Egypt

Tuesday 26th December 1916: From our Correspondent in the Field

The 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment are in Egypt. Your correspondent received a wire today that they has a whole day’s holiday yesterday as well as sports finals. Apparently it looked very black all afternoon and a few spots of rain fell about 5.30 and by 5.50 heavy rain was falling. Rain continued to fall heavily at intervals during night. This is as close as the Sinai gets to snow at Christmas and was very surprising.

Source: X550/6/8

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