Went to Jaffa today. Glorious climate and great country. Reached outskirts 3 miles from here. Then a ride of two miles to centre of town.
Miles of orange trees in full bearing. Well kept roads, lined both sides with Wattle in full bloom, gum, Currajong and many other Aussie trees. A big town of 40,000 inhabitants. Many fine houses and public buildings, such as Town Hall, German Bank and Consulate, Hotels etc. English freely spoken.
A man holding a high position (whose house we saw) was hanged by the Turks for making arrangements to give us a great welcome.
Visited English hospital (now an Orphanage) and met Nurse Lateefeh, a Syrian girl, and mother from hospital balcony. Visited Miss McConachies house also and Franciscan RC Church. Miss Lateefeh a very nice girl. She must have suffered terribly, poor girl.
People are pleased that English are here.
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....