Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 13

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as things were slack, to go out for the afternoon – which I promptly did in company with another chap. We went up to the Citadel by tram & then walked to the base of the Mokattam Hills which we climbed. Splendid panoramic view from the top – all Cairo at your feet. Then had a good look over Napoleon's fort & after a few more gazes from lofty eminences, returned to Gezira. After dinner we went to the Casino Kursaal & saw a Revue in French & English that is now on there.
Today after my usual bi-weekly French lesson we went to old Cairo where a decent old Belgian showed us over various Coptic churches. & gave us some very interesting particulars about the Copts, their customs, dwellings etc. & also about

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