Wednesday Feb 3
Usual morning. Watched Jerusalem police v. Con. Depot at football. Police won 5-3. Night as usual.
Thursday Feb 4
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
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
Church parade in morning. Drafted for guard. Wrote & started guard at 4PM.
Monday Feb 8
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
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.