Fighting along the canal

Posted: January 28, 2015 by tripmanic in 1914

At 4.30 yesterday morning we had a Brigade turn out. This comprised, getting dressed putting on all equipment, getting on parade, loading wagons for transport etc. in the dark, and moving off. It was quite a surprise affair. I don’t know how long we took, but only about an hour. Just as the East was brightening we were moving over the sand hills, and we could see a long line of men stretching as far as the eye could see.

Just at the present time no one is allowed in Cairo as there are Mohammedan festivities on. I would like to see one of these festivals very much, but of course there isn’t any chance.

I suppose you have heard that there is fighting going on along the canal. The New Zealander’s have gone there, and some of our fellows are going. There is talk of our going, but I don’t think there is much chance. I think it would be a good idea if we did get some really active training, it would teach us more in a day than three months of ordinary drill.


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