Sunday, 13 May 2018
Monday 13th May 1918
The 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is currently in the front line near Jaffa in Palestine. Last night about 7.30 a patrol of one officer and seven other ranks went out into no man's land trying to get intelligence on the Turks opposite. What they did not expect was music, but they distinctly heard a band playing about a mile or so to the north of them. Sadly they did not recognise ant of the tunes!