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Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Gala Day at El Ballah – Saturday 5 June 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entry from Saturday 5 June he wrote “Gala Day at Lido Club” – several races & Polo matches.  Egyptian band in attendance – played quite well.”    During this time he was acting as a guard … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Gala Day at El Ballah – Saturday 5 June 1943

Billy the Kid (1941)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 30th April (cont.) – Monday 3rd May 1943

Click here for entry for Tuesday 27th April (cont.) – Friday 30th April 1943 … Journeyed to promenade going westward to docks & Farouk’s Palace – gigantic place – bigger than that in Cairo.  Wonderful sheltered harbour – many ships … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 30th April (cont.) – Monday 3rd May 1943

Road to Singapore (1940)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 27th April (cont.) – Friday 30th April 1943

Click here for entry for Saturday 24th April (cont.) – Tuesday 27th April 1943 … Evening visited cabaret on promenade out towards El Bala(?). Wednesday April 28 Day 752 Visited Stanley Bay in morning – nearly four miles out, beautiful little … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 27th April (cont.) – Friday 30th April 1943