Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 101
Monday, 14" Aug 1916 (2.30p.m):-
Throughout Boulogne & Wimereux various patriotic citizens are giving cellars etc for places of refuge should an air raid take place. These shelters can be recognised by a green flag flying above the "dug out" & a small notice "abri public" (public shelter) posted up beside it.
Tuesday 29" Aug. (5 p.m):
Ever since arriving in France I have regularly obtained the French daily papers. The local paper here is "Le Telegramme" which contains some very interesting articles & circulates through-out the Departments of Pas-de - Calais Nord & Somme all of which are in the War Zone. Parts of the two first-mentioned Departments are in German possession & from the Télégramme one