Monday 16 May 2011 by Carlie Walker. 2 comments.
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Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 16th May 1941

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Sunday 15 May 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 5 comments.
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Talmadge Johnson in 1940 (Photograph courtesy of L Johnson)

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Monday 9 May 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 9th May 1941

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Monday 2 May 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
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Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 2nd May 1941

Artillery could be heard all day as the battle continues.  It appears as if the [G]ermans have captured 14 outer perimeter posts, but have not penetrated beyond them.  Some big German planes came extremely low today bombing and machine gunning, but three and possibly four were brought down by S.A.A fire.  Fred Legge of “C” Coy was killed accidentally today by an Italian hand grenade.

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Monday 25 April 2011 by Carlie Walker. 6 comments.
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Bryant's diary:  Friday 25th April 1941

We spent all day making dug-outs and erecting wire.  Our area was bombed by German aircraft but without result.  I was at company H.Q. at the time and the Sergeant-Major was pointing out to the Captain the new British bombers.  Next we heard a whistle, then a roar and the mob just dived for shelter.  A great judge he is.  More canteen goods arrived tonight with some mail.

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Monday 18 April 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Bryant's Diary:  Friday, 18th April 1941

Today was quiet and only a little artillery was active.  We got plenty of food which is pretty good.  There was an issue of Egyptian cigarettes – a gift from King Farouk, but the boys didn’t go much on their flavour; they were too strong.

Cosgriff's Diary:  Saturday 19th April 1941

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Monday 14 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. 3 comments.
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Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 14th March 1941

I had a cow of a night last night.  The wind became very strong and my eyes, ears, mouth and nose became choked with sand.  I spent all day making a dug out for myself.  It can do anything now.  As a matter of fact we had a shower of rain today, but it was only slight.  Still no more air raids.

Bryant’s Diary:  Saturday 15th March 1941

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Monday 7 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
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Bryant’s Diary: Friday 7th March 1941

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Monday 21 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Bryant's Diary: Friday 21st February 1941

Retired back to Wadi Chariar and took up positions in old Turkish trenches.

 

Cosgriff's Diary: Friday 21st February 1941

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Monday 14 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Cosgriff's Diary: Friday 14th February 1941

Pro pace [For peace].  Only Horan and Carroll at Mass.  Lecture on Arabic – too hard for me.  Tim and Owen here for lunch.  Visited McCormack and Ronald.  Hours too long at evening meets.  Arthur Amies the only one working.  Horan filling his torch.

 

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