15 Nov 1942, Harry Ching's wartime diary
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Rice ration terrible. We pick out stones and turds.
Leaving permits suddenly issued to people who previously refused. Easier if not returning. Must be careful to state this.
Cholera inoculation campaign in full swing.
Black-outs nightly. Much shouting lights out. Rumoured American aviator came down at Kwai Chung. Reported thirty planes approached Taipo but were driven off.