Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 103

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there was a big raid on the English coast. In this part of France no civilians are allowed to show lights in their houses after 9 p.m. As you know, we have a daylight saving bill in force & although the days are getting shorter, it is yet hardly dark at 9. The winter is going to be pretty severe I guess. The last few days have been windy but today it has rained like "billyho" & half our camp has nearly been flooded out.
Great satisfaction was evinced yesterday when it became known that Romania had declared war against Austria-Hungary. The French are immensely pleased.
The work of getting in the crops seems to be progressing satisfactorily and

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