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[Thursday 16 November 1916]

Goodbye to the great grey frowning turretted & crenellated fortress rock. As the tugs whistled the echos sounded for minutes after & the French blue jackets stood at the salute - & cheered - The Officers of the French submarine were most kind in showing me all over their boats & we drank "vive la France" & entente cordiale in French vermouth-
I would like to describe the submarine but must not do so.
Beautifully calm & sea a lovely blue- We are again dressed up in our Lifebelts- but one of H. M. Navy Torpedoe Boat Destroyers is acting as escort (so we are not worrying)

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