Letter to Hazel, 12/12/1914, from Zeitoun, Cairo

For Records and Archives Week we’re on the theme of kai. Kiwi soldiers overseas had some interesting food experiences, as this letter to Hazel in December 1914 from Cecil Malthus shows:

Letter to Hazel, 12/12/1914, from Zeitoun, Cairo

The text reads, in part: “The restaurants are delightful, and I can’t understand why there are none in New Zealand. You can sit either indoors or out among the trees, and can get a light meal and very good beer and wine, all cheap.”

You can read more letters from Cecil Malthus to his future wife, Hazel, on our website: Cecil Malthus : World War I papers [letters, telegrams, documents].

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