Topic: Gm - Bk - 605 MGC
German 605th Machine Gun Company (MGC)
War Diary, 23 to 27 July 1916
An English plane came early this morning had circled twice over our camp. We replenish our supplies here. We moved off at 6 p.m. from Bir el Abd to Hod el Dababis and arrived at 8.30 p.m. Here there is an old English well which yields only salt and bitter water. We pitched our camp on a little hill in the vicinity of the little palm grove.
The first move today was to dig a new well. In order to get less salty water one has to dig fresh wells every few days. Early and late today we were visited by English planes. We slaughtered today a sheep we had brought from Bir Seba and in addition we got rice, etc.
Today a German had to go with pack camels to Bir Abd in the morning in order to get supplies free the Turkish supply depot there for our Turkish details. Anew well was dug to-day.
Nothing new today.
Today a German had to go to Bir Abd for German supplies, Turkish supplies, i.e. only biscuit and barley for camels and horses. Today
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