Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 102

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gets quite a lot of interesting information about this part of France & of Belgium also, escaped prisoners etc arriving with news from time to time. Great indignation is being caused here by the deportation into Germany of large numbers of French & Belgians from the country captured by the Germans.
One of the towns of the Department we are in (Pas-de-Calais), Arras has been bombarded for a long time by "les boches" & they are still at it, I see from to-day's paper. It is too far away to hear the guns.
The zeppelins have been very busy over England lately & the coasts on both sides of the Channel are now alive with searchlights as well as the patrol ships. Plenty of firing was on a couple of nights ago when

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