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6 Feb. ’42

Quiet night and some heavy detonations in Bataan and Cavite province. Planes less and we wonder. Finished “Disputed Passage” by Lloyd Douglas. Some linen received through Red Cross but very difficult with the present guard. Some soiled linen sent out. First for ten days, and corpsmen have been washing some uniforms and hospital linen. with one salvaged washing machine which is installed in a bathroom. Bed linen is only changed once a week unless soiled before then. Of course nothing can be ironed but we feel it is not hindering the recovery of the patients. Very long hours with no news or communication with the outside world.