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Friday, January 30, 1942

The news from Wavell is all bad! Troops in Malay giving up and going back to Singapore Island tonight! The British still don’t want Chinese. Wrote a memo today trying to smoke out Chinese situation! What a mess. We’re going to regret every damn boat we sent to Iceland, etc. Dam ‘em, I tried, but I don’t wear 45’s. So the hotshots can sneer at me. Anyway I got the Ireland movement largely postponed; but not all, and the boats actually moved there could have taken a bunch of AA to Australia. It now lies on the dock! Hell.