70 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries

Shows diary entries from seventy years ago, using today's date in Hong Kong as the starting point. To see pages from earlier dates (they go back to 1 Dec 1941), choose the date below and click the 'Apply' button.
  • 30 Jul 1944, R. E. Jones Wartime diary

    Book / Document: 
    R. E. Jones Wartime diary
    Date of events described: 
    Sun, 1944-07-30

    Fine day. W. wind. Alt.Com. ((Not sure what "Alt.Com." refers to - clouds maybe?))

    Ground rice for bread & chopped wood.

    News good. Germans evac. Lemberg, Brest, Litovsk, Bialystok & Drinsk & retire in Galicia. US troops making headway. Allies still pushing in Normandy & Italy 27th. Thai Cabinet resigned yesterday. Japs expect attack on Island N. of Japan.

    Have developed rotten cold.

    Zindel inspected Camp.

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