Friday 5 February 2010 by Janice Farrer. No comments
Diary of an ANZAC

 

The camp of the 2nd Training Battalion near Cairo. The camp of the 2nd Training Battalion near Cairo. C00537

'We have to look after the sanitary conditions* of the camp. I went into Heliopolis with another chap and got back just in time to fall in when an alarm was sounded at 9.30pm. Heliopolis is about 2 miles from where our camp was pitched.'

*Sanitary conditions of the camps were important as poor conditions could lead to an  outbreak of disease.

For the classroom: How could the spread of disease affect the ANZACs?