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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 3rd February – Tuesday 9th February 1943

Feb 3-9 Click here for entry for Wednesday 27th January (cont) – Tuesday 2nd February 1943

Wednesday Feb 3

Day 669

Usual morning.  Watched Jerusalem police v. Con. Depot at football.   Police won 5-3.  Night as usual.

Thursday Feb 4

Day 670

The Great American Broadcast (1941)

The Great American Broadcast (1941)

Received mail – had stroll through orange  groves during afternoon.  Pictures at night.  “Great American Broadcast” – Alice Faye. Friday Feb 5 Day 671 Weather still fine.  Played cards & read during afternoon.  Housie at night.

Saturday Feb 6

Day 672

Medical inspection graded A.  Transferred gear into A Company area.  Afternoon on tour to Atlit Castle.  Travelled nearly to Haifa then turned to west.  Looked over Crusader Cemetery.  “Atlit Castle” last stronghold of Crusaders.  Massive stone buildings – network of passage way built  entirely underground.  Fort dates back to _____ over 3000 years ago.  Many bricks cut out of solid stone.  Looked over structure & pipes of Roman water system to supply Caesars.  Enjoyable afternoon.  Housie & pictures in evening.  “Red Barry”. Don “Red” Barry was a well known American actor of the era, who did a lot of Western movies so likely thats what he means when he says “Red Barry”. For photos likely taken on this day, click here.

Sunday Feb 7

Day 673

Church parade in morning.  Drafted for guard.  Wrote & started guard at 4PM.

Let Us Live (1939)

Let Us Live (1939)

Monday Feb 8

Day 674

While on guard duty one prisoner escaped from guard room.  When our guard was relieved our sergeant & compound placed under arrest.  Will probably hear more about it.  Pictures at night – “Let us live” Henry Fonda.

Tuesday Feb 9

Day 675

First morning on PT.  Finding training rather stiff after so little work.  Rested in afternoon – saw that I go on Medical Board tomorrow to be graded.  Housie at night then concert given by Naafi Entertainers – very good performance.

Click here for entry for Wednesday 10th February – Friday 12th February 1943

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5 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 3rd February – Tuesday 9th February 1943

  1. Day 672

    Instead of Many ??? cut out of solid stone, could it possibly read Many bricks used rest of solid stone? I’ve never been there, of course, so I don’t know if that even makes any sense.

    There is a bit on Wikipedia about Atlit Castle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_P%C3%A8lerin.

    Posted by a gray | April 1, 2015, 4:43 pm

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