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

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Sat 8th April :-
We have now been 4 days in camp here at Mousset & they have been long drawn-out days, too. The first day was fine & sunny but rain commenced to fall the same evening and it has continued to fall the whole of the last 3 days. As I write now in a fine, dry tent with the light of a hurricane lamp, it is coming down as steadily as ever. We are all in tents – well trenched of course – with the ground around, everywhere a perfect quagmire. Our several hundred tons of stores & equipment are practically all under cover in roomy storetents.
The hospital of building , huts & tents, which until a week before our arrival was the Indian Base Camp but is now for British & Australian nationals only, is still being run by Lahore Indian General Hospital with R.A.M.C. Section attached
Wednesday 12th April :-
After the rain we had three gloriously

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