Item 04: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 3 January 1917-31 December 1917 - Page 8

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Thurs. 1st Feb (9.15 am)

The weather is still jolly cold but nothing like as bad as a week ago. We haven't had a drop of rain since I came back from leave, but plenty of snow has fallen, and everything has been covered with a white mantle for the past couple of days.

Last night went into Boulogne & saw "Carmen" (Opera) at the Théâtre Municipal. All the artistes were from the Opéra Comique of Paris.

Thurs. 8th Feb (11 am)

About four days ago had a very heavy fall of snow and it is still lying on the ground. The winter sun shines brightly every day but there is no heat in it, while a cold wind often blows across the snow from the interior.

Have had two letters lately from Lieut Col Upjohn. One on "trench foot & its treatment" and the other on "fractures caused by shell & bullet & their treatment".

Wed. 14th Feb. 1917 (9 am)

The first death in our Unit took place on

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