The base was accordingly transferred to St. Nazaire, at the mouth of the Loire.
Before morning they had passed St. Nazaire, and were running up the Loire.
We took our places in compartments and rode for some ten or twelve hours, arriving early the next morning at St. Nazaire.
Some years ago one could go from Angers to St. Nazaire by boat.
St. Nazaire, the base, was being used for the reception of the troops as they reached the shores of France.
It must be said here that St. Nazaire is a wonderfully efficient camp.
We followed a silent grass-grown street to the church of St. Nazaire.
Never can I forget the day when, at St. Nazaire, an officer came on board to examine the papers of the many passengers.
St. Nazaire came to life more quickly that morning than ever before in its history.
I shall be off to St. Nazaire, said he, and from thence to Croisic; take my advice and come with me.