Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 138
They are turning out daily two complete aeroplanes, 3500 "seventy-five" shells and several plane engines. I had a look over practically the whole factory and saw everything in the making as well as the finished articles.
Paris after more than two years of war is still gay, although there are a number of exhibitions, museums and
other places of interest closed. The Boulevards, shops and other places of amusement are crowded although not until such a late (or early) hour as they used to be, while the amount of lighting has been reduced considerably. The Parisians don't wish to have another German zepp. Attack and anti-aircraft guns are now have been placed on the Arc de Triumph, Eiffel Tower and other prominent places [indecipherable] for use in the event of an attack.