Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen
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.