November 7, 1918
Not having a watch I went along to the Restaurant car too late for breakfast and by no inducement could I get anything, would not sell me bread even, so I commandeered half a loaf from a basket at the door and made a good breakfast off it. At midday went along and had a first rate lunch at a table with Americans, one, a woman, being very decent to speak with.
My carriage had now been taken off so had no seat for remainder of journey. At 4.30 went and had afternoon tea with an Aussie and two Yank officers with whom I remained and had dinner at 6. By that time the car had filled up with khaki and a number of French officers were very wroth at their inability to get in which amused the Yanks hugely. At 7 p.m. we reached Nice and went to the Hotel Britannia, a reasonable place, 12F a day.
That night went to the Eldorado theatre taking a youngster from the hotel, it was a good show, but of the hot French variety. During the evening it was announced that the Kaiser had abdicated, but it was taken quietly, the National Anthems of the Allies being played with cheering after each. Some lads from the street attempted to push their way in, but were ejected after a few windows had been broken. Turned in about midnight my companion being tight.