Series 01: Anne Donnell circular letters, 25 May 1915 - 8 July 1918 - Page 23
service to be held but the beautiful scenery of Marseilles is in sight - & twill be lovely to be on land again.
We landed or anchored at 3pm but the business of getting pass ports took us till 7 & having to be back on board by 9.30pm we saw little – but next morning we were up & away by 7 am having 4 hours. Everything was most interesting – only we found our French diddent help us much. The most notable place to see was the Church of Notre Dame de la Garde – which is built on one of the highest peaks & where you get a beautiful view of Marseilles & the surrounding Country. I am sending most of you a picture of this – you will see at the top a statue of The Virgin & child – which represents them guarding the Sailors of the Sea. Saw also the Cathedral of Marseilles – a grand building.
Marseilles is a busy port – numberless large boats along the wharfs which seemed to me to extend quite 2 Miles in length & boats either side. There were several troops marching in the streets. Many of them Indians