Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 112
no doubt that the people will rise like one man to the occasion. There are two points one cannot help noticing with regard to the French nation – one is its thriftiness & the other is the way it backs up the Govt. in money matters, e.g. subscribing to a War Loan.
Today we had a surprise visit from Mr Lloyd George who is probably the most prominent man of the day at present. He had a good look round and then buzzed off surrounded by motor cars, generals, colonels etc. Senator Mc Dougall was our last visitor. (95)
Thurs. 21st Sept. 1916 8p.m:
Yesterday was my 20th Birthday. The last one I spent in Egypt and the previous one in Egypt. Where will the next be I wonder. There was nothing