Extract from the diary of Maj P K Glazebrook, Cheshire Yeomanry, Egypt Expeditionary Force
Rather cold last night. I was disturbed a bit, & of course had to go round my posts during the night, so I had a little sleep. The company had to remain out, but nobody dislikes it much, & I prefer it to camp. There is a little fig-grove by our post, & a field of tobacco, while the rest of the country is barley fields. Dunbar came to see us, & Herbert later in the day. Aeroplanes were being shot at in the day. There are a few quail about, & also small owls.