The importance of Ludd far eclipsed the quondam glory of belah, and came nearer to rivalling that of Kantara.
At belah we learnt something of the order of battle in so far as it affected ourselves.
On April 1st, orders were received that the Brigade would move, the next day, back to the area previously occupied at belah!
Opinions differ as to the wisdom of delivering the attack at all until the railway had been brought as far as belah.
Rations were brought up by camels who made the stealthy and perilous journey across the mouth of the wadi nightly from belah.
Preparations had also to be made and the necessary material accumulated to push forward the lines from Deir el belah and Shellal.
This village is known as Deir el belah, or, more frequently, merely as belah.