Wednesday 21 June 2017

All Quiet South of Gaza

Thursday 21st June 1917

The 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is currently in the support line south of Gaza. The adjutant wired me to mention that yesterday he made a reconnaissance of the front line and advance posts of the left Battalion of the left sector where the line skirts the sea. He noted that everything seems extremely quiet and that it was quite possible to keep his head and shoulders over the parapet for fifteen minutes at a time without being sniped at.

Source: X550/6/8

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