Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 79

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only with the addition of a red arm band (& a guard with fixed bayonets). Managed to acquire a few Boches sausages.
Everything is going smoothly – not many patients coming in which is just as well as the men are hard at work getting the place in decent shape.
We can hear the boom of big gun fire to-day; evidently the British fleet is bombarding the Belgian coast about 30 miles to the north.
10th July 1916 (Mond. 8a.m.). :-
Yesterday afternoon I managed to get into Boulogne for the first time. Went in by tram (fare 25 cent.) – bought a couple of guides, dictionary, papers etc. and then walked back to camp – about 4 kilomètres. It was a lovely afternoon and being Sunday everyone could take advantage of it by getting out in the open. The view from

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