Item 03: Cameron Robertson war diary, 29 December 1916-3 February 1919 - Page 95
of a lock- and on either side hundreds of people congregated and shouted "war fini" This puzzled us, for as far as we knew the war was not finished. Later on we heard a rumour to the effect that Austria was asking for an armistice. I fervently hope this is true but at the same time I don't want the war to end until I get back to France.
About 11am we anchored outside the harbour to await an escort across the Mediterranean to near Egypt.
8th Beautiful day but very warm. During the afternoon a rope ladder was lowered over the side from the well deck and the men were allowed