Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 105
for provisions etc. although I have found things on the whole fairly cheap, certainly nothing like as dear as in Egypt.
The French Parliament must have plenty to think about on account of the war. The reparation of damages done by the Germans in the north, relief to be afforded to refugees who have had to leave their homes, assessing of damages done by British Armies during their sojourn in France, the arranging of continued supplies of food etc both for the civilian population & the army, the finding of men to swell the ranks of army, navy & munition workers, etc, With reference to the last named it is rumoured that after 2 years of war, the government are going to submit all