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admired – let us hope that our chaps keep a bit steadier than they did in Egypt. The French are jolly decent people, there is no doubt about that, although they think a good deal of themselves. They are intensely patriotic. Carenothing very little for their southern neighbours – the Italians. (82)
Sunday 25th June:-
We have been pretty busy for the past few days – no leave being granted at all until after tea. Yesterday afternoon however, general leave was granted & I managed to get away. First paid a visit to the fine big Cathedrale of Marseille which overlooks the Port and will hold 12,000 people. Then walked back to the Fort St John, a fortress of the old Knights of Malta but now used as military

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