Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 5
caught the tram out through Le Touquet Forest to Paris Plage – a seaside place about 5 kiloms. from Etaples. There appears to be no fear of enemy aircraft at Paris Plage. In the evening the numerous shops of all kinds were brilliantly lighted; quite different from Etaples, Boulogne, Calais, St. Omer, Bailleul or other northern towns where all is inky black after nightfall; the lighting restrictions & precautions being very much in evidence. Paris Plage was a very popular tourist resort before the war – now khaki is the prevailing colour in this attractive little place. Numerous Belgian refugees have established themselves here. We walked the 10 kiloms. back from Etaples to Corment along a road slippery as glass with frozen snow; we all had several falls on the homeward journey.