Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 59

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½ hr. distant. Where there is a fair number of Indian Troops in camp. Then went on to Aubagne – a sleepy old town, something like Aix and 10 ½ miles from Marseille. Went back to La Barasse – walked down to St. Marcel and caught a tram near St Valentine (where there is another British camp) back to the city. The country round Marseille is wonderfully pretty – everything so fresh & green, little narrow lanes bordered by low hedges gras grass covered meadows besprinkled with poppies, tall mountains in the background, etc. etc. The people are very countrified & "aimable". Speaking with a strong southern accent.
Thurs Frid 16th June:-
Our Unit here in Marseille has commenced to disappear. On Tuesday 10 Nurses were sent to Boulonge, 10 to Etaples & 5 to Abbeville. The

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