I also will venture on a comparison, and say that from certain points of view it reminded me of Ismailia.
The town of Ismailia, on the lake border, also was bombarded.
Just south of Ismailia a group of heights on the east bank provides a second opportunity.
At Ismailia malaria was reduced from 1551 cases in 1902 to 37 cases in 1905.
The Ismailia, struck by three shells, had one man killed, fifteen wounded on board of her; she did really very well.
It has since been made an Egyptian military station and named Ismailia.
All that day the town had been perturbed by rumours of a great battle fought at Kassassin in the desert east of Ismailia.
These vessels arrived at Ismailia in the evening of the same day.
No time was lost after the landing of the troops at Ismailia, the advance commencing the day following the occupation.
The atmosphere is marvelously clear, as it is, say, at Ismailia in the early morning.