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1914 - August 29

4.30 a.m. woken up by my French colleague in a panic to say that the Germans will soon be here and we must bolt. I cannot believe the Germans could be driving us in so fast, so I took the precaution of getting 3 engines for my 3 trains, lest he should bolt and leave us stranded. 114 more words

British Army

1914 - August 27

Pouring with rain yesterday and this morning, afterwards fine. Inspected the hospital. Wandered about from Hotel to Head Quarters, to Post Office, to choose our horses and so on, very tiring. 22 more words

British Army

Rouen Bridge Reopens

Rouen Bridge Reopens

Pont Mathilde will reopen to traffic at 5pm today, 26th August 2014, 22 months after the important Rouen bridge was damaged in a fire leading to… 96 more words

Practical Life

Thorpe Family Letters (11)

14/9/17, 15/9/17, 17/9/17 and 24/9/17 - Four letters from September 1917 when Percy seems to have travelled from his training base in Ireland to one in France. 54 more words


Feeding the Wounded

In our desire to help our wounded soldiers, our thoughts, most naturally, turn to nursing; but there are many other ways in which their sufferings may be eased by those on the spot. 354 more words

The Great War

We Have Arrived!

We are here. Finally. And this is our new home for the year, “la maison canard.” Looks like a duck, non? We are in Rouen, France, and can hardly believe our good fortune. 121 more words


Joans Prison

Joan of Arc was held prisoner in Rouen Castle, the keep still remains and is named ‘Tour Jeanne-d’Arc”