[7th August 1916] which he is to deposit with King and King, Karachi. I hope they will arrive safely.
Tuesday: August 15th 1916: Nasiriyah
Snipers have not put in an appearance for many days. The full moon is now so bright that they must remain inactive.
A small party, about 500 rifles, in three steamers accompanied by a river gunboat, went up stream yesterday to destroy the Arab village of El Khidr, the inhabitants of which had been firing on our vessels and were now harbouring Turkish gendarmes. The expedition returned this evening. It appears that the Arabs were lying in a Nullah to oppose the landing. Fire being opened on them, they endeavoured to escape along a communication nul-