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Tuesday, January 26, 1915 (continued)

…. presents a very splendid sight. During the day there is continual drilling and manoeuvering as well as rifle practice. The rifle range has been constructed on the slope of the hill below our camp. Nearly every day the batteries go several miles out into the desert and have heavy artillery practice. We have had a constant steam of visitors from the camp, officers and men, among them several of American birth. They are a very fine body of men, and in my opinion are a much more striking lot of men than the Territorials who have been sent out from England. We have heard that the Turks and Germans have been making active preparations in Palestine for an invasion of Egypt and understand that great defensive preparations have been made along the Suez Canal to receive them. The newspapers are heavily censored and we really know very little of what is going on. The Country however is very quiet and if it were not from the presence of a great body of troops estimated at over 100,000 men, one would not think there was any war going on. Supplies have gone up but little in price and the banks decline to give out any gold. This is really the only effect the war has upon us.

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    01/26/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.