"Life in a Concentration Camp - The time I'll never forget"

Submitted by David on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 21:32

This is a short document, just a few pages torn from a notebook with Phyllis Ayrton's handwritten notes. Most of it covers familiar ground about life in Stanley Internment Camp, but one passage caught my eye: http://gwulo.com/node/15731

The original document is available in the Hong Kong Public Records Office, their reference: HKMS72-1-6

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((The original text isn't dated, but suggests the event described happened over an extended period.))

But I must not conclude without mentioning the service done to the community by a retired sea-captain.

He managed to obtain some packets of tea that had been sent in by the Red Cross and by collecting twigs from the hillside he was able to boil water to make tea. Every afternoon without fail, at 4 o'clock we would her a stentorian shout "come and get it!", and there…