[28th March 1918] grounds some bombs had been dropped here and many of the inhabitants had been killed and wounded. Thus was the site selected for our camp.
On arrival at the camp, we were introduced to the Commandant and the rules of the camp were then read out to us, after which we were taken away to be searched. Here my whistle, Orilux lamp, gelatine lamels, and all my money was taken away from me. In return for the money we were given special camp money which could only be used in the camp and was of no value at all outside.
The Camp consisted of seven or eight wooden huts, divided up into rooms of various sizes. Slogett and I were given a room together at our request. <We had known one another before, as he had once marched a Battalion in the same Division & we had met again as prisoners at Bachant & had travelled on together from there to Karlsruhe>. We were looked after by a French Orderly, who was very much better than the Russian we had had in the Hotel.
There were several English officers who had been in the camp for some months and thanks to the Red Cross they had organized and collected a number of parcels of food and clothing, which they distributed among the destitute officers on <their> arrival in the camp. A change of underclothing, some tea, Bully beef and biscuits were luxuries that we had not expected to see for many months. All the officers <whom we found> there were most kind, inviting us out to meals and doing everything they could to help us. Besides the British Officers there were many French Officers, a few Belgians and Italians, and five Serbian Officers who had been caught by a submarine.
There was a very expensive canteen in the camp where it was possible to buy a few necessaries, cooking utensils and white wines.