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Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance of twelve miles

from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and

in the first class. I visited Cairo a few

times but don't care much for it. It has

very old houses which are very dirty looking. 
        But there are lots of fine buildings all

the same, of course they are the newer ones.

I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramids

of Gizah and the Sphinx. There is not

much to be seen, but as I often read about

them, I thought I would  go and see what

they were like.
          We are having pretty hard training

here now every day, and as the place is

all sand it makes it much harder. 
             Sometimes we leave camp during the day

and march out into the desert. Then we

dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected

an enemy all night and then return to camp

next day.        We get a half day on Saturdays

and all day on Sundays. So you see we

have some days to ourselves. The days

are very warm, but the nights turn

awfully cold. I suppose the weather

is rather cold at home now. 
     I think we won't be much longer in

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Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance of twelve miles

from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and

in the first class. I visited Cairo a few

times but don't care much for it. It has

very old houses which are very dirty looking. 
        But there are lots of fine buildings all

the same, of course they are the newer ones.

I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramids

of Gizah and the Sphinx. There is not

much to be seen, but as I often read about

them, I thought I would  go and see what

they were like.
          We are having pretty hard training

here now every day, and as the place is

all sand it makes it much harder. 
             Sometimes we leave camp during the day

and march out into the desert. Then we

dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected

an enemy all night and then return to camp

next day.        We get a half day on Saturdays

and all day on Sundays. So you see we

have some days to ourselves. The days

are very warm, but the nights turn

awfully cold. I suppose the weather

is rather cold at home now. 
     I think we won't be much longer in


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  • October 8, 2018 16:12:26 Johanna Rustler

    (3)

     

    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance of twelve miles

    from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and

    in the first class. I visited Cairo a few

    times but don't care much for it. It has

    very old houses which are very dirty looking. 
            But there are lots of fine buildings all

    the same, of course they are the newer ones.

    I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramids

    of Gizah and the Sphinx. There is not

    much to be seen, but as I often read about

    them, I thought I would  go and see what

    they were like.
              We are having pretty hard training

    here now every day, and as the place is

    all sand it makes it much harder. 
                 Sometimes we leave camp during the day

    and march out into the desert. Then we

    dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected

    an enemy all night and then return to camp

    next day.        We get a half day on Saturdays

    and all day on Sundays. So you see we

    have some days to ourselves. The days

    are very warm, but the nights turn

    awfully cold. I suppose the weather

    is rather cold at home now. 
         I think we won't be much longer in

  • March 27, 2017 16:44:29 Lucas Diaz

    (3)

     

    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance of twelve miles

    from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and

    in the first class. I visited Cairo a few

    times but don't care much for it. It has

    very old houses which are very dirty looking. 

    But there are lots of fine buildings all

    the same, of course they are the newer ones.

    I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramids

    of Gizah and the Sphinx. There is not

    much to be seen, but as I often read about

    them, I thought I would  go and see what

    they were like.

    We are having pretty hard training

    here now every day, and as the place is

    all sand it makes it much harder. 

    Sometimes we leave camp during the day

    and march out into the desert. Then we

    dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected

    an enemy all night and then return to camp

    next day. We get a half day on Saturdays

    and all day on Sundays. So you see we

    have some days to ourselves. The days

    are very warm, but the nights turn

    awfully cold. I suppose the weather

    is rather cold at home now. 

    I think we won't be much longer in


  • March 27, 2017 16:44:06 Lucas Diaz

    (3)

     

    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance fo twelve miles

    from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and

    in the first class. I visited Cairo a few

    times but don't care much for it. It has

    very old houses which are very dirty looking. 

    But there are lots of fine buildings all

    the same, of course they are the newer ones.

    I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramids

    of Gizah and the Sphinx. There is not

    much to be seen, but as I often read about

    them, I thought I would  go and see what

    they were like.

    We are having pretty hard training

    here now every day, and as the place is

    all sand it makes it much harder. 

    Sometimes we leave camp during the day

    and march out into the desert. Then we

    dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected

    an enemy all night and then return to camp

    next day. We get a half day on Saturdays

    and all day on Sundays. So you see we

    have some days to ourselves. The days

    are very warm, but the nights turn

    awfully cold. I suppose the weather

    is rather cold at home now. 

    I think we won't be much longer in


  • March 27, 2017 16:43:45 Lucas Diaz

    (3)


    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance fo twelve miles

    from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and

    in the first class. I visited Cairo a few

    times but don't care much for it. It has

    very old houses which are very dirty looking. 

    But there are lots of fine buildings all

    the same, of course they are the newer ones.

    I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramids

    of Gizah [SIC] and the Sphinx. There is not

    much to be seen, but as I often read about

    them, I thought I would  go and see what

    they were like.

    We are having pretty hard training

    here now every day, and as the place is

    all sand it makes it much harder. 

    Sometimes we leave camp during the day

    and march out into the desert. Then we

    dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected

    an enemy all night and then return to camp

    next day. We get a half day on Saturdays

    and all day on Sundays. So you see we

    have some days to ourselves. The days

    are very warm, but the nights turn

    awfully cold. I suppose the weather

    is rather cold at home now. 

    I think we won't be much longer in


  • March 27, 2017 16:40:09 Lucas Diaz

    (3)


    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance fo twelve miles from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and in the first class. I visited Cairo a few times but don't care much for it. It has very old houses which are very dirty looking. 

    But there are lots of fine buildings all the same, of course they are the newer ones. I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramid of Gizah [sic ..Giza] and the Sphinx. There is not much to be seen, but as I often read aout them, I thought I would  go and see what they were like.

    We are having pretty hard training here now every day, and as the place is all sand it makes it much harder. 

    Sometimes we leave camp during the day and march out into the desert. Then we dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected an enemy all night and then return for camp next day. We get a half day on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. So you see we have some days to ourselves. The days are very warm, but the nights turn awfully cold. I suppose the weather is rather cold at home now. 

    I think we won't be much longer in


  • March 6, 2017 23:40:15 John Hawkins

    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance fo twelve miles from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and in the first class. I visited Cairo a few times but don't care much for it. It has very old houses which are very dirty looking. 

    But there are lots of fine buildings all the same, of course they are the newer ones. I have seen the river Nile also the Pyramid of Gizah [sic ..Giza] and the Sphinx. There is not much to be seen, but as I often read aout them, I thought I would  go and see what they were like.

    We are having pretty hard training here now every day, and as the place is all sand it makes it much harder. 

    Sometimes we leave camp during the day and march out into the desert. Then we dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected an enemy all night and then return for camp next day. We get a half day on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. So you see we have some days to ourselves. The days are very warm, but the nights turn awfully cold. I suppose the weather is rather cold at home now. 

    I think we won't be much longer in


  • November 7, 2016 15:43:39 Adrian Murphy (Ireland)
    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance fo twelve miles from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and in the first class. I visited Cairo a few times but don't care much for it. It has very old houses which are very dirty looking. 

    But there are lots of fine buildings all the same, of course they are the newer ones. I have seen the river Nile alos the Pyramid of Gizah [sic ..Giza] and the Sphinx. There is not much to be seen, but as I often read aout them, I thought I would  go and see what they were like.

    We are having pretty hard training here now every day and as the place in all sand it makes it much harder. 

    Sometimes we leave camp during the day and march out into the desert. Then we dig trenches, and stay there as if we expected an enemy all night and then return for camp next day. We get a half day on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. So you see we have some days to ourselves. The days are very warm, but the nights turn awfully cold. I suppose the weather is rather cold at home now. 

    I think we won't be much longer in
  • November 7, 2016 15:31:39 Adrian Murphy (Ireland)
    Heliopolis to Cairo, a distance fo twelve miles from one piastre first class (equal to 2 1/2) and in the first class. I visited Cairo a few times but don't care much for it. IT had very old houses which are very dirty looking. 

    But there are lots of fine buildings all the same, of course they are the newer ones. 

    I have seent he

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  • Document location Heliopolis, Egypt
  • Additional document location Cairo, Egypt
  • Additional document location Giza, Egypt


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Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
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