Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen
Tuesday 16th another wait in a cold waiting room (no fire) till 7.20 a.m. Had some German coffee at 4.30 a.m. &the kantine provided us with tea bread & cheese for breakfast at 6.30 a.m. & a luncheon for the journey (5 marks). Left Charleville 7.21 a.m. in a good corridor train 2nd class. Country hilly plenty of men working in railways. Montmeldy 10.15 a.m. Longuyon (11.10) excellent lunch in Dining Car (soup meat, potatoes &vegs & soda 3.40) at midday – crossed frontier into Germany at 1.25 p.m. Fentsch (Lorraine) Metz (3-10) change at Beningen 6.25 p.m. into another train. Saargemund 7.30 p.m. had tea, bread & cheese. 8.15 into another train arrived Strasburg 10.45 p.m. supper, coffee & sandwich bought at Charleville & spent night in 1st Class Restaurant. Very fine station Strasberg.