Tuesday, May 23rd 1916

The lines is laid through the most magnificent country imaginable, and as it is very rich in vegetation which at this time is at its best – the journey was a great treat. About 7 we stopped for breakfast at Lyons – the men drew rations and had water served out. The officers were entertained to breakfast by the Matron of the Red Cross Depot. Got a hurried wash in a railway shed and got on board again – we stopped at 12.30 for an hour for lunch at Paris le Moule. All along the line the train is cheered. The country is superb and it is easy to be seen why the French are so proud of La Belle France – stopped at Nevers about 6 but the men were not allowed to detrain – a lot of cheering here. At 10 stopped at Cosen where hot water was supplied by a Red Cross Sister.

Tuesday, May 23rd 1916

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