Bailey, W., Letter, 30 March 1918

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Letter to Mrs. E. Bailey from W. Bailey

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Case Study: 
British Forces in the Middle East
Creator: 
Bailey, W.
Source: 
letter
Date: 
30 March 1918
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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Language: 
eng
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image
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Transcript: 

about now, huge Jaffa ones, no pips 6 or 7 for 1 piastre. Wouldn't you like some?
A funny thing happened the other day. We drove the Turks out of a good sized town. When we entered we found all the native, wild-looking Bedouins, all carrying rifles, bandoliers & firing their rifles in the air. They were so pleased we had arrived. Anyway I don't like them as they would as soon shoot you as look at you. They also carry long curved knives in their belts & steal everything they can see. They are the very same robbers you read of in the bible.
The Bosch flew over us the other day with 15 planes & rained bombs about killing a lot of camels & natives but not doing much else.
Have you sent me a nice khalki twill shirt yet with collar to match? Can't get decent ones here. 15" collar to shirt. Am hoping you have sent one already as I am hard up for it, & one has to wear decent things now one is an officer. Have you fixed up my money yet at Cox's? Have not heard anything. Glad to hear Harry has got a Snip [?] job as we call it. I have never had any luck that way. Well must close now. Hope all is well. Much love.
Willie