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Page 30 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3

Moir, Ethel, 1918, Document
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Page 30 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 30 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 30 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 30 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
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Page 30 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
for the Italian "sea-craft" service. The beautiful little hydro planes are constantly "fleeting" & hovering over-head & they just look like large birds, as they skim along the surface of the water. As well as being an important naval base, it is also the railway terminus for all troops going to & from Salonique & Egypt. The British - needless to say - are in complete "control" & possession so our khaki is very much in evidence! Yest: afternoon, we spent in Taranto, we went up by motor launch. Old Taranto is most picturesque & teeming with interest. The streets are very, very narrow (much the narrowest I have ever seen anywhere!) & the houses very, very high, the streets are paved with big stone "slabs" & all the shops are open on to the streets, with neither doors nor windows, But, oh the smells!! We returned to the Rest Camp again in the evening - as before, by motorboat.
Quite a number of large boats were lying in the harbours at Taranto, among them H.M.S. "Queen", the King of Italy's yacht also countless numbers of mine-sweepers, both Italy's & our own; many destroyers & also Italian battleships.
The weather here is perfect, chilly a bit early & at night, but such brilliant sunshine all day long. There are crowds of [?] & territorials "held up" here as well as us - some bound for Egypt, some for Salonique. Next class, is the 79th General Hospital - in size, about 700 beds & tented of course."O.C." Baggage to the fore once again! Oh these kit bags!!


1918
20.4 x 19.0 cm
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection