Monday 4 July 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 4th, Saturday 5th July 1941

Just the usual hospital routine, a pretty rapid improvement as a result.

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 4th July 1941

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Monday 20 June 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 20th June 1941

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Monday 13 June 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 13th June 1941

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Monday 30 May 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 30th May 1941

More digging today and it was through solid rock.  The weather is getting hotter.  We came home by another route – past Fort Palestrino – and it was the roughest ride I’ve ever had.  We were pulled out of the water in a hurry and were made to stand to in expectation of an attack which did not eventuate.

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Saturday 31st May 1941

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Monday 16 May 2011 by Carlie Walker. 2 comments.
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Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 16th 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 4 April 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Bryant's Diary: Friday 4th April 1941

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Monday 28 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Bryant’s Diary: Friday 28th March 1941

We took up our position and we caught a couple of donkeys to carry most of our heavy gear up.  It is definitely impossible to dig in so we just cut out the middle of bushes to sleep in.  We do our own cooking and there are plenty of rations.  Away to the left are Bengasi and Benina and can only just be seen.  Our only problem is the carriage of water.  The Senoussi here seems friendly and offer us eggs and milk.

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