Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 28

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at Mousset Camp, a few miles out of Marseilles. (69)
Monday 3rd April :-
Put my foot on French soil for the first time this morning when I spent several hours in town. What a fine city (600,000) inhabitants). Pretty streets with many trams on some of which are female ticket collectors. Quite decent to see so many civilians after Cairo & its military hordes. Australians quite a novelty & many a curious glance cast at us. Plenty of French troops about – some with battle scars. Many of the civilians are in black & the plentifulness of crepe makes evident that the war is bringing its horrors home to many. No English is spoken at all & felt quite proud of the

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