Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915
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we changed our course immediately. Instead of going out to sea thru the Bay of Biscay we turned south as though headed for Spain keeping just off the coast of France all the time. The torpedoe boat now passed up and assumed a position on our seaward side thus protecting us from an attack in that direction. All night long the three of us steamed together and when I went to bed the dark form of our little but effective protector was to be made out on our right. Among the passengers we found Dr. Blakes brother. Vic. Eu. & I were occupying a table for four so we asked Mr Blake the sit with us thereby making Dr Crawford mad who had entertain the idea of having this honor himself. Mr. Blake became immediately talkative and unshoulder two startling