Tuesday: March 21st 1916: Basra Lunched with Col. Wall this afternoon. He showed me his preparations of the skull and vertebral columns of snakes. The latter was specially interesting and he thinks that the inferior articular processes and the posterior ribs will prove of value in the classification of genera. The preparation of these specimens is most laborious, three small sections of the vertebral column of a single specimen taking twenty hours to prepare.
Tuesday: March 28th 1916: Basra
A week since the last entry. Very quiet are the days in camp; the mornings and evenings are delightful. Each day the regiment goes off into the desert to work at the new railway. It is to connect us with Nasiriyah and may be the commencement of a route that