We move out tonight to take up position in rear of Turkish lines at Bursheba. Great things are expected. Sheikh Abdulla and 150 irregular Bedowin troops armed with rifles and knives arrived last night. They are I believe to act as scouts.
The country in these parts is very mountainous (limestone).
(Insert from 9 December 1917): All in readiness for the big offensive. Our position was at a place called Asling 30 miles from Bursheba, which was strongly held by the Turks.
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....