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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 18th August – Sunday 23rd August 1942

 

Aug 18-23

Click here for entry for Sunday 9th August – Monday 17th August 1942

Tuesday August 18

Day 499

On tent picquet – boys have chameleon on tent rope for catching flies.  Spent day in writing.

Wednesday August 19

Day 500

Had my first swim – water beautiful & clean but rather warm & not very refreshing.  Skin now getting rather brown.

Thursday August 20

Day 501

Swim during morning.  Pay afternoon.  Procured tickets for Jerusalem trip tomorrow(?).

Way of the Cross - Souvenir booklet which Grandad bought home with him from Jerusalem

Way of the Cross – Souvenir booklet which Grandad bought home with him from Jerusalem

Friday August 21

Day 502

Left camp on trip at 8AM.  Arriving at Jerusalem at 11AM.  Straight onto Bethlehem – reaching Church of Nativity – star(?) & manger then to British War Cemetery.  NZ paid for decorating of chapel.  Some wonderful mosaic work & really a credit.  Journeyed to Mt of Olives next.  Saw foot print that Christ left when he ascended to heaven.  Caught a glimpse of Dead Sea.  Returned to Jerusalem for lunch.  Afternoon taken over the Way of the Cross.  Saw Garden of Gethsemane in which stands Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary.   Visited Pilates residence then followed Our Lord’s path to Calvary stopping at the various stations. Saw place where Christ died & Holy Sepulchre – wonderful jewels of Statue of Virgin Mary.  Afterwards saw Wailing Wall then to Jerusalem and went through the million dollar American YMCA – beautiful building and grounds.  Brought many snaps of trip.  Arrived back in camp at 10 o’clock.

To see his photos of the British War Cemetery click here.

To see a Souvenir of Gethsemane click here.

To see his photos of Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary click here.

Saturday August 22

Day 503

Swimming in afternoon.  Pictures.

Sunday August 23

Day 504

Met W Morris.  Weather very warm.  Spending time swimming.

Click here for entry for Monday 24th August – Tuesday 1st September 1942

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