Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 27th January (cont) – Tuesday 2nd February 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 20th January – Wednesday 27th January 1943 Wednesday January 27 Day 662 … traveling to Jerusalem – passed through parts of Old City & around walls then onto Bethany – where Christ stayed with Mary … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 27th January (cont) – Tuesday 2nd February 1943

"Good Samaritan Inn" on road between Jerusalem and Jericho - believed to be an actual spot where the Samaritan did his "Deed of Mercy"

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Jerusalem 1942

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said “… saw Wailing Wall then to Jerusalem and went through the million dollar American YMCA – beautiful building and grounds.” He most likely took (or purchased) these photos … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Jerusalem 1942

YMCA Building

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Jerusalem 1942

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said “… saw Wailing Wall then to Jerusalem and went through the million dollar American YMCA – beautiful building and grounds.” He most likely took (or purchased) these photos … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Jerusalem 1942

General View of Bethlehem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Bethlehem, Palestine 1942

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Left camp on trip at 8AM.  Arriving at Jerusalem at 11AM.  Straight onto Bethlehem – reaching Church of Nativity – star(?) & manger then to British … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Bethlehem, Palestine 1942

Altar of Cathedral of Nativity - Bethlehem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of the Nativity – 1942 Bethlehem, Palestine (photos)

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Left camp on trip at 8AM.  Arriving at Jerusalem at 11AM.  Straight onto Bethlehem – reaching Church of Nativity – star(?) & manger then to British … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of the Nativity – 1942 Bethlehem, Palestine (photos)

Altar of Church of "All Nations" showing mosaic work - Jerusalem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary – 1942 Jerusalem

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said ” Returned to Jerusalem for lunch.  Afternoon taken over the Way of the Cross.  Saw Garden of Gethsemane in which stands Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary. … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary – 1942 Jerusalem

Souvenir of Gethsemane

Grandad’s WWII Diary – 1942 Souvenir of Gethsemane – Jerusalem

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said “Saw Garden of Gethsemane in which stands Church of All Nations & Church of Virgin Mary..” From Wikipedia – Gethsemane is a garden at the foot of the Mount … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – 1942 Souvenir of Gethsemane – Jerusalem

View with chapel in background - War Cemetery - Jerusalem

Grandad’s WWII Diary – British War Cemetery – Jerusalem (photos taken 1942)

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem, Bethlehem & the British War Cemetery.  He said “NZ paid for decorating of chapel.  Some wonderful mosaic work & really a credit.” He most likely took (or purchased) … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – British War Cemetery – Jerusalem (photos taken 1942)