01 Aug 1943, W J Carrie's wartime diary
Another month started - we've been 18 months in durance vile. It could be a lot worse but it is horrible enough. We have had blackouts too - punishment ones for 2 nights - no light from 7pm to 6am. So we just have to sit in the dark, smoke, talk and think. I'm quite glad of old de Martin's company then. Normally we are blacked out from midnight only but "lights out" is at 10 every night so we are early to bed. No news Honey and so weary!
All my love Billie.