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Diary Transcription: begin page 29
Sunday, February 7, 1915 (continued)

…pontoons. H.M.S. “Hardinge” was hit twice by shells and ten men wounded.
Sent telegram to Dr. Reisner that a battle had been fought and the Turks driven back. The Egyptian Times states that the Germans have decided to abandon the attack on Egypt on account of the critical condition of the Turkish army in the Caucasus. The Times also states that there is much indignation expressed among neutral nations over Germany’s notification that she intends to blockade the coast of England and sink all vessels.
At two o’clock I went to Mena Camp and was shown about by Messrs. Williams and Collins, of Headquarters Army Service Corps. The horses are beautiful beasts and it is a sight to see so many together. The camp itself is well worth a visit. Took snaps of the kangaroo and wallaby.
Received a letter from Miss Paull with much news of the Museum.
Capt. Bage called to ask if any more ricochets had come over. I told him of the three which struck near me on Thursday and Friday.
Capt. Baker (Headquarters Third Infantry Brigade) called this evening to ask if he might see the works some time. He graduated from the U. of Penn. in 1908, Veterinary Dept.

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Details

  • 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
    02/07/1915
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
  • Mentioned on page
    Captain Bage
    Captain Baker
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Miss Paull
    Mr. Collins
    Mr. Williams

Photos 1

People 7

Modern People

  • Captain Bage

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of the Australian contingent stationed near Giza during WWI.
  • Captain Baker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Heaquarters, Third Infantry Brigade. Graduate of University of Pennsylvania, 1908.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Miss Paull

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Mr. Collins

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of Autralian Imperial Forces stationed at Mena House
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA
  • Mr. Williams

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of Autralian Imperial Forces stationed at Mena House