Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 36
Thursday 20th April:-
Everything going along smoothly. Am putting in a good amount of French every day. Bob MacLarsen[?] & self have been visiting our French family every evening after tea – Je suis très content. (72))
Saturday 22nd April:-
About 15,000 Russian troops landed at Marseille on Thursday, the day after the taking of Trebizond[?] became known. They are a fine looking lot of men & are at present in camp at Miraleau outside the city. They also have come to help the French against the Germans; Russia is supplying the men & France is supplying them with rifles & equipment.
Monday 24th April:-
The Russian Troops have left