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December 11, 1941

Col. Horan came honking at dawn for the lumber trucks to take dynamite from Balatoc Mine to Tarlac and Bautista. Radio says REPULSE and PRINCE OF WALES sunk. First aid class going strong from 8:00 to noon. Not many alarms today. Stripped this house, Florence’s and guesthouse of all possible old sheets, towels, etc. for Dr. Allen, Dr. Nance advises me not to go to Kluge’s but stay here and continue class in first aid—keeps a lot of the women from getting jittery.

Cavite, Nichols Field, Parinaque [Parañaque] in ruins. Fighting in Manila Bay. No fighting at San Fernando. Cagayan Valley a question. U.S. Army has dynamited Lingayen Coast. Lumber trucks to haul more dynamite there tomorrow. No mail, no papers. Once in a while when we can catch Don Bell’s voice on the radio, it surely sounds good.