Monument to De Lessep at entrance of Suez Canal - Port Said

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 30th December 1942 – Tuesday 5th January 1943

Note – this entry contains a racial slur that may cause offence.   Click here for entry for Wednesday 23rd December – Tuesday 29th December 1942  Wednesday 30th December Day 634 Days becoming monotonous.  No more word of leaving for Base.  Attended sing-song … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 30th December 1942 – Tuesday 5th January 1943

Sweet Water Canal - Ismailia (unknown date)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 23rd December – Tuesday 29th December 1942

Click here for entry for Tuesday 15th December – Tuesday 22nd December 1942 Wednesday December 23 Day 627 Still decorating wards.  Went to Sweet Water Canal and collected Green Brush.  Having one large Xmas tree for up patients. Thursday December 24 Day 628 Finished … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 23rd December – Tuesday 29th December 1942

Falling for You (1933)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 15th December – Tuesday 22nd December 1942

Click here for entry for Sunday 6th December (cont.) – Monday 14th December 1942 Tuesday December 15 Day 619 Massage relieving pain.  Received parcel from Marg & Jesse.  Went across to canteen in evening and played housie. Wednesday December 16 Day 620 Still … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 15th December – Tuesday 22nd December 1942

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 6th December (cont.) – Monday 14th December 1942

Click here for entry for Sunday 29th November – Sunday 6th December 1942 Sunday December 6 (cont) Day 610 … Draft left camp at midnight for Hadera Station leaving there at 2AM. Monday December 7 Day 611 Trying journey – daylight … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 6th December (cont.) – Monday 14th December 1942

Arizona (1940)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 29th November – Sunday 6th December 1942

Click here for entry for Tuesday 24th November – Saturday 28th November 1942 Sunday November 29 Day 603 Filled in morning reading.  Wrote during afternoon.  Pictures at night “Another Thin Man” – film terribly out in places. Monday November 30 Day … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 29th November – Sunday 6th December 1942

There Goes My Heart (1938)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 24th November – Saturday 28th November 1942

Click here for entry for Tuesday 17th November – Monday 23rd November 1942 Tuesday November 24 Day 598 Time becoming rather monotonous – absolutely nothing to do – be different if one could walk properly.  Receive Marg’s parcel with cake & wine.  Pictures … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 24th November – Saturday 28th November 1942

Little Man What Now (1934)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 10th November – Monday 16th November 1942

Click here for entry for Wednesday 4th November – Monday 9th November 1942 Tuesday November 10 Day 584 Travelled in train all day.  Fruit on orange groves turning slightly golden.  Reached Hygheria(?) at 5.30PM then proceeded by bus to Con. Camp. … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 10th November – Monday 16th November 1942

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 4th November – Monday 9th November 1942

Click here for entry for Monday 26th October – Tuesday 3rd November 1942 Wednesday November 4 Day 578 Moving out of hospital tomorrow to staging camp for few days.  Saw pictures at night. Thursday November 5 Day 579 Shift cancelled another … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 4th November – Monday 9th November 1942

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 20th October – Sunday 25th October 1942

  Click here for entry for Thursday 15th October – Monday 19th October 1942 Tuesday October 20 Day 563 Enemy shelling part of positions.  Several dog fights.  Beaufighter (British long-range heavy fighter aircraft) shot down – then strafed by 7 M.E 109s … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 20th October – Sunday 25th October 1942

The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 7th October – Wednesday 14th October 1942

  Click here for entry for Sunday 27th September – Tuesday 6th October 1942 Wednesday October 7 Day 550 Medical Inspection graded A1 – out with next draft. Thursday October 8 Day 551 Parade before Colonel in morning passed fit.  Leaving … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 7th October – Wednesday 14th October 1942

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 27th September – Tuesday 6th October 1942

  Click here for entry for Friday 18th September – Saturday 26th September 1942 Sunday September 27 Day 540 Church parade.  Wrote afterwards and spent afternoon playing cards in hut. Monday September 28 Day 541 B ??? returned to Maadi – … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 27th September – Tuesday 6th October 1942

Boom Town (1940)

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 18th September – Saturday 26th September 1942

  Click here for entry for Thursday 10th September – Thursday 17th September 1942 Friday September 18 Day 531 Paraded in morning.  Trip to Haifa Garrison Club at 2.30PM.  Received afternoon tea then attended a concert – leaving again at 7.30PM. … Continue reading Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 18th September – Saturday 26th September 1942