23 May 1945, Diary of George Gerrard in Stanley Internment Camp Hong Kong
Now that Europe is cleared up and all is quiet on all the various fronts, the next move will be a terrific concentration of war material out East to be waged against Japan and it would be politic for her to pack in now than bear the horrible onslaught which will be loosed on her all over. I wonder too what happens to your job now that is over as I have presumed what you have been working at was Good work of some kind. However I hope you will be all right. It must be fine at home now, with no lighting restrictions and the start of the summer.
Nell I must tell you of what my idea is if and when this bloody war is over and should I get home and that is that you and I get in touch with the Conn's at the Grange Farm, Bermounth Halt or some place of similar nature and stay there for a few weeks and so build our health up. I know I need it badly to help me in the future to renew defective tissues, bring back memory and restlessness, eyesight, get rid of malaria, beri-beri, pellagra and albumen in my water and so on. A good lazy rest with plenty of rich food. Boy oh boy. I look forward to our day Nell.
I was delighted to receive your letter of 19/9/43 and postcard of 16/5/44 and am so glad that you are all right and I think that you are liking Edinburgh and your work there. Thanks for all your encouragement which cheers me no end. I also received a letter from Cubey dated 26/6/42 which has taken about 3 years to come. They are all well.