Friday 3 August 2018

Yesterday in Palestine

Saturday 3rd July 1918

The 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment are currently in the front line at Mejdel Yaba north-east of Ramleh. A desultory shelling has been carried on by our guns for the last two days and the Turks, by the reckoning of the adjutant, have only fired two rounds of high explosive and six rounds of shrapnel. He also noted that patrolling is difficult because of long, dry grass, which can conceal snipers and picquets until one virtually stands on their toes.

Source: X550/6/8

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