4 Mar 1945, Barbara Anslow's diary

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 12:15

Very disappointing news - early this a.m the Japs woke us up calling for Max Bickerton ((a Japanese-speaking internee who often interpreted)), and men went off re parcels.

After church, I went to help at hospital shelling cockles which came in rations.

Rumours rife - that there was bulk stuff, that there were Canadian, British and American parcels, but after our 3 plays were put on at Sanatorium ((for TB patients, pre-war the Leprosarium)) this afternoon, we came down to earth with a bang: apparently there may not even be enough parcels for one per person, and they are all 1942 parcels from Lourenco Marques.

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