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54924: Letter sent from Palestine

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Palestine Nov 24-30 1917

I am still keeping fit and well except for a few septics but that is very common out here. This country is far before Egypt and I can tell you I was very pleased when we got off the desert. Our last day in the desert was a

This is a transcript of a letter sent to his mother by my grandfather, who fought in Palestine 1917-1918. He was with the Desert Mounted Corps as a truck driver.

Editor's Comment:
Driver T4/143045 Jack Tait, Army Service Corps (Later service no. ET/50689). The Desert Mounted Corps, part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, was engaged in the Third Battle of Gaza when this letter was written. The waddy Ghuzzi mentioned lies south east of Gaza, and cut across the battlefield.

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Identifier

5714.txt| GWA_3993_Letter_sent_from_Palestine.txt|

Creator

Tait, Jack

Date

November 1917

Date Created

18/06/1916

Temporal Coverage

11/08/1916

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Unknown

Medium

Text: Transcription

Type

Letter

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Donald R Tait

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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