Item 07: Hector Brewer diary, 17 November-12 December 1918 - Page 94

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and we were able to get out of our dirty stuffy crowded compartment to a first class compartment. We started off about 10.30 A.M. at last with a reasonable chance of reaching Boulogne that day. But our hopes were slightly jarred by a French passenger who told us that our train did not stay at Boulogne. We made up our minds to stay at Boulogne even if the train did not. Just as we were about opposite Wimereux near Boulogne the train slowed up to about 15 miles per hour. Three of us jumped off and the other passengers bowled our kits out after us, forgetting

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