Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 82
course. I should say that it takes about 12 months to read, write & speak fluently. I underline fluently because I shan't be satisfied until I can speak as well as a giddy Parisien
we often see anti – aircraft searchlights at work at night, sending long pencils of light up into the heavens searching for something that I haven't seen yet – German aircraft. (85)
Friday 14th July (9pm)
Yesterday evening I went into Boulogne and paid a visit to M. Chevalier, a lawyer who is chief of the local scouts. Seems a very decent sort of chap, speaks good English and asked me to come along to their Committee meeting which I promised to do if I could get away.