Harry Redgen's experience in Burma 1914-1916, item 13

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news had gone on in front of us that
we had been sunk in the Mediteranian
Sea there were great Rejoicings at our
safe arrival

Nov 13 1914

To Day we went on shore to Port Suez
& Port Tewfiq we had a most enjoyable
Day but could not stand the place as it
stunk something awful. The natives here
are a very poor lot most exceptionaly thin
& weak looking. The shops & bazaars are
a very poor & dirty lot. When we had to
Return the she Sea was to rough so had
to stay on shore all night. Could not
get anything to eat at first but
afterwards managed to get a cake a tin
of sardines & washed it down with oranges.
The cake is just like elastic.  Afterwards we
managed to get to sleep in a monastery
The monks were very kind to us &
made us as comfortable as possible

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news had gone on in front of us that
we had been sunk in the Mediteranian
Sea there were great Rejoicings at our
safe arrival

Nov 13 1914

To Day we went on shore to Port Suez
& Port Tewfiq we had a most enjoyable
Day but could not stand the place as it
stunk something awful. The natives here
are a very poor lot most exceptionaly thin
& weak looking. The shops & bazaars are
a very poor & dirty lot. When we had to
Return the she Sea was to rough so had
to stay on shore all night. Could not
get anything to eat at first but
afterwards managed to get a cake a tin
of sardines & washed it down with oranges.
The cake is just like elastic.  Afterwards we
managed to get to sleep in a monastery
The monks were very kind to us &
made us as comfortable as possible


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  • August 1, 2017 13:08:34 Lisa P (F&F)

    news had gone on in front of us that
    we had been sunk in the Mediteranian
    Sea there were great Rejoicings at our
    safe arrival

    Nov 13 1914

    To Day we went on shore to Port Suez
    & Port Tewfiq we had a most enjoyable
    Day but could not stand the place as it
    stunk something awful. The natives here
    are a very poor lot most exceptionaly thin
    & weak looking. The shops & bazaars are
    a very poor & dirty lot. When we had to
    Return the she Sea was to rough so had
    to stay on shore all night. Could not
    get anything to eat at first but
    afterwards managed to get a cake a tin
    of sardines & washed it down with oranges.
    The cake is just like elastic.  Afterwards we
    managed to get to sleep in a monastery
    The monks were very kind to us &
    made us as comfortable as possible

  • November 19, 2016 07:28:11 Sue Bryant
    news had gone on in front of us that
    we had been sunk in the Mediteranian
    Sea there were great Rejoicings at our
    safe arrival

    Nov 13 1914

    To Day we went on shore to Port Suez
    & Port Tewfiq we had a most enjoyable
    Day but could not stand the place as it
    stunk something awful. The native here
    are a very poor lot most exceptionaly thin
    & weak looking. The shops & bazaar are
    a very poor & dirty lot. When we had to
    Return the she Sea was to rough so had
    to stay on shore all night. Could not
    get anything to eat at first but
    afterwards managed to get a cake a tin
    of sardines & washed it down with oranges.
    The cake is just like elastic.  Afterwards we
    managed to get to sleep in a monastery
    The monks were very kind to us &
    made us as comfortable as possible
  • November 19, 2016 07:27:06 Sue Bryant
    news had gone on in front of us that
    we had been sunk in the Mediteranian
    Sea there were great Rejoicings at our
    safe arrival

    Nov 13 1914

    To Day we went on shore to Port Suez
    & Port Tewfiq we had a most enjoyable
    Day but could not stand the place as it
    stunk something awful. The native here
    are a very poor lot most exceptionaly thin
    & weak looking. The shops & bazaar are
    a very poor & dirty lot. When we had to
    Return the she Sea was to rough so had
    to stay on shore all night. Could not
    get anything to eat at first but
    afterwards managed to get a cake a tin
    of sardines & washed it down with oranges.
    The cake is just like plastic.  Afterwards we
    managed to get to sleep in a monastery
    The monks were very kind to us &
    made us as comfortable as possible
  • November 15, 2016 01:18:54 Evelien Wolda
    news had gone on in front of us that
    we had been sunk in the Mediteranian
    Sea there were great Rejoicings at our
    safe arrival

    Nov 13 1914

    To Day we went on shore to Port Suez
    & Port Icofie we had a most enjoyable
    Day but could not stand the place as it
    stunk something awful. The native here
    are a very poor lot most exceptionaly thin
    & weak looking. The shops & Baagar are
    a very poor & dirty lot. When we had to
    Return the she Sea was to rough so had
    to stay on shore all night. Could not
    get anything to eat at first but
    afterwards managed to get a cake a tin
    of sardines & washed it down with oranges.
    The cake is just like elastic. Afterwards we
    managed to get to sleep in a monastery
    The monks were very kind to us &
    made us as comfortable as possible

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    Port Said

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    Mediterranean Sea

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    Burma

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Location(s)
  • Story location Burma
  • Document location Port Said
  • Additional document location Mediterranean Sea


ID
17144 / 199246
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Hilary Hallas
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/



  • Middle East




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