Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 53

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January 30 Wednesday
Left Abbeville at 10 a.m. & arrived in Paris 4.15 p.m. was met there by two B.R.C. men who looked after us. 'I there pick up 9 others going south.' We are driven through the principle streets of Paris. See the Statute of Napoleon 1st The carving in bronze all around is magnificient. Drive down an avenue to an archway where 8 avenues enter – past the L'Obelisque, 'Sister to Cleopatras Needle' place de la Concorde – where there are magnificient fountains. Then over the most beautiful bridge I have ever crossed - the Alexander bridge – the first stone being laid by the late Czar of Russia then on to an Island – And along by the River Seine back again where there are the (25th

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