Sunday, 5 February 2017

A Sinai Picnic

Monday 5th February 1917 from our correspondent in the field

The 1st/5th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment are marching across the Sinai Desert to the front line with the Turks on the borders of Palestine. They have reached the town of Romani (just north-west of Katia on the map above). This was where an important victory was gained over the Turks last August. 

Today around three-quarters of the Battalion are due to go for a bathe and a picnic after their tiring marches since the first of this month.

Source: X550/6/8

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