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Page 63 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3

Moir, Ethel, 1918, Document
Page 63 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 63 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 63 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
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Page 63 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
outside, he, of course, not being allowed to enter in to any of the har?ms! The Turkish women are delightful creatures, so frank & friendly & full of fun. We watched an old lady baking maize cake & her method of firing her cake interested us greatly. She put it in to a very hot earthenware basin, then filled shovelful after shovelful of ashes on top of it & then set it on the edge of the open wood fire & there it cooked
hour upon hour till baked sufficiently for consumption. We, of course, had to sit cross-legged on the floor & partake of Turkish coffee - served to us in tiny cups. Turkish coffee is very strong & v. sweet, little wonder they go in for minute cups!
After a good old prowl, we returned to the dressing station & had lunch with the doctors. They were all most kind & hospitable. We had lunch out of doors, under a big shady tree & in full view of Johnnie Bulgar! After lunch we were taken to see the anti-aircraft guns. Then we climbed up to one of the observation posts - up a high tree on a wee hillock - & from there we admired Johnnie's washing hung out to view! Kapiniani looks directly across to Küshuk - this part of the line is held by the Timok Division - then come the Shumachi Division, further on the Danube Division & then right away west at Tresina are the Yugo-Slavs - to whom we are attached.
This Yugo-Slav Division it was who made such a gallant stand in Rumania before the Dobruolja Retreat.
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Edinburgh and Scottish Collection