Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 68

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something like Aix or Aubagne
The train's next halt was at one of 50 minutes at Orange into which station we steamed at 10 pm. Here I had a good feed and then turned in for the night. Our train accommodation varied. The men were mostly in 3rd class – 6 to 8 in an uncomfortable box carriage, while the Sergts & the majority of the officers & the few nurses that were with us travelled 2nd class. In our compartment there were only three – one chap "dossed" on the floor and the other two of us had a whole seat each: not too bad at all.
At 5.30 next morning we passed through Lyon with its wide streets & river spanned by many bridges. We first saw the Rhone at Arles (a large town on the other side of Avignon) & from then onwards until Lyon is reached, this

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