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Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 6th March – Wednesday 10th March 1943

Click here for entry for Sunday 28th February – Friday 5th March 1943  Saturday March 6 Day 700 Again on Officers Mess.  While playing cards in afternoon Jim came to see me.  Caught transport in and only had about one hour together – meeting in Cairo on Monday.  At night after fatigues wrote in Church Army … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 28th February – Friday 5th March 1943

Click here for entry for Tuesday 23rd February – Saturday 27th February 1943  Sunday Feb 28 Day 694 Church parade – watched Boxing contest in afternoon between R.A.S.C (Royal Army Service Corps – British Army) & Maadi Camp.  Wrote in YMCA during evening.  Received mail – 8 letters. Monday March 1 Day 695 Again in Sarg. … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 23rd February – Saturday 27th February 1943

Click here for entry for Thursday 18th February (cont.) – Monday 22nd February 1943 Tuesday Feb 23 Day 689 Usual training during morning.  Outgoing draft last posted up – am returning to Maadi tomorrow.  Spent afternoon packing & getting ready etc.  Pictures at night. Wednesday Feb 24 Day 690 Left camp at 8AM for Hadera Station. … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Thursday 18th February (cont.) – Monday 22nd February 1943

Click here for entry for Saturday 13th February (cont.) – Thursday 18th February 1943 … groves and then continued through the village.  Pictures at night “Dick Tracy’s  G-Men”.  Terrible performance. Friday Feb 19 Day 685 Too wet for training in open so retired to empty hut for morning course.  In afternoon paraded before Major Knight and … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 13th February (cont.) – Thursday 18th February 1943

Click here for entry for Saturday 13th February 1943 … sermon which caused the Jews to threaten to throw him over the cliffs of Mt Tabor sometimes known as the Mt of Precipitation.  In afternoon looked through French Convent which since the war has been changed to a Polish Children’s Refugee School.  Its Church representing youth, … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 13th February 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 10th February – Friday 12th February 1943 16803 S Sillars A Company (note he has switched from B Company to A Company) 23 Rifle Btn. 2.N.Z.E.F Saturday 13th February 1943 Day 679 On tour to Nazareth. Good two-hour journey from Kfar Vitkin climbing up hill similar to Jerusalem.  Passed over Plains … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 10th February – Friday 12th February 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 3rd February – Tuesday 9th February 1943 Wednesday Feb 10 Day 676 Paraded before Col. Stout for Medical Boarding – do not know what I got – if anything.  At night “A Very Young Lady” – Jane Withers. Thursday Feb 11 Day 677 On P.T again, feeling very stiff. Had run over … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Atlit Castle in Palestine (photos)

In my Grandfather’s WW2 diary on the entry for Saturday February 6th 1943, he tells of an excursion to Atlit Castle. 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 … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 3rd February – Tuesday 9th February 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 27th January (cont) – Tuesday 2nd February 1943 Wednesday Feb 3 Day 669 Usual morning.  Watched Jerusalem police v. Con. Depot at football.   Police won 5-3.  Night as usual. Thursday Feb 4 Day 670 Received mail – had stroll through orange  groves during afternoon.  Pictures at night.  “Great American … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of the Jordan River & Jericho day trip

In my Grandad’s war diary, he wrote on Wednesday January 27 of his day trip to the Dead Sea, Jordan River and Jericho – … After lunch continued on to the River Jordan where Israelites forded the river and is also where Christ was baptised.  Visited three monasteries – Greek, Abyssinian & Syriac(?) then to Jericho – has … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of the Dead Sea day trip

In my Grandad’s war diary, he wrote on Wednesday January 27 of his day trip to the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley & Jericho – … traveling to Jerusalem – passed through parts of Old City & around walls then onto Bethany – where Christ stayed with Mary & Martha on his visits to Jerusalem.  Continued to … Continue reading

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 & Martha on his visits to Jerusalem.  Continued to Dead Sea.  Jerusalem is 2800ft above … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 20th January – Wednesday 27th January 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 13th January – Tuesday 19th January 1943 Wednesday January 20 Day 655 Farm trip cancelled owing to state of weather so spent most of day in writing.  Slowing catching up. Thursday January 21 Day 656 Booked in for tour to Jericho & Dead Sea for next Wednesday.  Received 4 cables … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 13th January – Tuesday 19th January 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 6th January – Tuesday 12th January 1943 Wednesday January 13 Day 648 Fatigue in morning lasting one hour.  Had trip to Netanya in afternoon – small modern township about 12 miles distance.  Saw through Diamond Cutting Factory.  Very interesting & delicate work done – only small diamonds cut here – majority … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 6th January – Tuesday 12th January 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 30th December 1942 – Tuesday 5th January 1943 Wednesday January 6th Day 641 ??? confirmed – reinforcements arrived at Maadi – has smashed all hopes of returning soon.  Boys terribly disappointed.  Saw Roy (or Ray) Sutton during afternoon.  Discharge to Palestine cancelled until tomorrow – lack of transport. Thursday January 7th … Continue reading

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