11 Apr 1945, Diary of George Gerrard in Stanley Internment Camp Hong Kong
The big news is the continuous bombing of Hong Kong for four days. When they commenced doing their stuff on the 2nd Easter Monday, then on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The big B24's made a grand sight to the number of about 50 per day and Boy Oh Boy did they drop some big stuff on Hong Kong, they plastered the place all right. Ships were struck, Jap planes brought down and terrific havoc in Hong Kong, places like K dock, K teck, Lowu, Feryy Wharf, railway station, Causeway Bay, French Hospital and so on. I saw one of the Jap planes coming down, it was a great sight tho' I didn't see strike in it as it passed over the ridge beside Shek O.
I was glad and happy to receive your 2 postcards of 7th June '44 and 30th August '44, they were both so cheery and I am very grateful to you for all your loving thoughts and wishes. I was also delighted to know that you had received my postcards of January and February 1944, they would help to relieve your mind about me a lot.
Food is still very poor and malnutrition rife. We now only get water on the evening every fifth day and it is difficult to store sufficient for time with the limited containers we have tho' possibly we are better off than some. I am still keeping fairly well but will be glad when it is all over.