29 Jun 1942, INTERNED - DECEMBER 1941

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Mon, 29 Jun 1942

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After six months the Americans were repatriated, as the Japanese had made arrangements with them to have their own national repatriated.  With my last ten dollars, I remember buying a pair of sandals from one of the American internees before they left, which I felt was a bit mean.  (The men wore sandals made from old car tyres.)  Our hearts sank as we saw the Americans going to the ship that was lying in the bay below, ready to take them back to their homeland.