Arrangements for pumping the water is difficult

TCD MS 10515 folio 79 recto

TCD MS 10515 folio 79 recto

[May 10th 1916]

gotten. Water supply in camp is bad. Arrangements for pumping and storing the water in canvas troughs is difficult and incomplete.
A mail awaited us with some news of the outside world. What a pleasure it is to be at rest again without the prospect of a rise in the small hours of the morning and a hard march throughout the day.

Natural History observations in the desert between Barra and Nasiriyah

Some general notes in daily record

Impressions of desert: Deep are The impressions which stir the mind of man in the vast solitudes of a desert. Here he feels conscious of his own limitations