Click here for entry for Monday 15th March – Saturday 20th March 1943
… did not bother to leave camp as there is blowing up terrific sand storm – everything covered with dust. Spent afternoon in learning “Bridge”. Housie at night – another full nights sleep.
Sunday Mar 21
Now on day duty – guarding prisoner. Terrific sand storm & other rain during day. Jones – Minister of Defense visited Hospital*. Paraded in Guard of Honor for him. Believe he could not have visited on better day – will give him an idea of a good sand storm. Retired early & read.
Monday Mar 22
Still on day duty. Rotten day – raining most of time. Wrote during afternoon & housie at night.
Tuesday Mar 23
Guarding prisoner in morning. Relieved and moved to another tent. Beginning again on the night shifts – third shift 11-1 & 3-5. Write in early evening.
Wednesday Mar 24
Slept in morning arising in time for lunch. During afternoon played Bridge and at night. Pictures at No.1 Tommy Con. Depot. Went by lorry – ten miles from hospital – good theatre and altogether passable show – picture “Sealed Lips”. Had supper on returning then did shift on guard.
Thursday Mar 25
Another late rising. During afternoon…
* Frederick (Fred) Jones (c1885–1966) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament and the Defence Minister during WW2.
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