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Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 9th June – Sunday 13th June 1943

  Click here for entry for  Saturday 5th June – Tuesday 8th June 1943 Wednesday June 9 Day 794 Rather a lot of excitement concerning Sister’s Compound guard – still losing watches but Wogs still too shrewd.  Walked to canal.  Really beautiful day – water lovely & calm very little current.  Several Sub. chasers passed … Continue reading

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 at the 2nd New Zealand General Hospital at El Ballah near Cairo, Egypt. These photos were … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 5th June – Tuesday 8th June 1943

Click here for entry for  Monday 31st May (cont.) – Friday 4th June 1943 Saturday June 5 Day 790 Usual lying in bed then swimming during afternoon – “Gala Day at Lido Club” – several races & Polo matches.  Egyptian band in attendance – played quite well.  Great crowd down – pity blowing so hard.  At … Continue reading

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