[24th July 1916] pelled by a stern paddle, double decked and drawing some 3” feet of water. Half the sick were on board when I arrived. The remainder came on later. British and Indian “lying down” cases were placed on the upper deck and the remaining Indians accomodated below.
Tuesday: July 25th 1916: Euphrates River.
Started with the sick convoy at early dawn, 4.45 am. We move rapidly down the stream. The river was narrow and sinuous, flanked on either side with belts of date-palms, beyond which stretched the wide, flat plains. These were green and luxuriant, converted by the floods into pleasing pasture lands. Arab huts, in small encampments lay dotted through the green expanse; herds of buffaloes either collected about the /