Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 17 April 1918

Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

PoW

MAINZ Germany

 

Wednesday 17th.  Woke 4.30 a.m. room full of soldiers.  Had coffee & sandwich.  5 a.m. & a wash.  Left by train 5.36 a.m. crossed Rhine at Fehl 5.45 a.m. passed Kehl where Rly crosses Rhine.

Appenweier 6 a.m. junction for Basle. Baden oos 6.30 (Zeppelin Shed).  Black Forest on right – arrived Karlsruhe 7 a.m. walked to European Hotel where it looks as if we are to stay – put into bare small room with 2 beds. With breakfast a tin of sardines brought for sale (3M) – also man to change cheques.  Got 200 M (10£). Man brought articles for sale at fair prices so brought hairbrush & comb, nail scissors, soap, boot-brush & polish & a dictionary.  About 11.45 a.m. taken down to intelligence officer for examination – came back to find lunch, consisting of quite good soup potato & nut stew & brown bread – really quite a palatable meal & plenty of it.  Left Hotel at 2.45 p.m. & came on to Camp about 700 yds away.  Settled down in a room with B.M. &. D.  Evening meal 6 p.m. & then had dinner with Troughton & Baldwin & Dawson.  Bed 9 p.m.

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