February 15, 1942*

(*Undated in book; but context dates to Fall of Singapore on February 15, 1942)

The fall of Singapore hit us all between the eyes. It seems impossible that it could; it was considered the best fortified spot in the world. Now Sumatra will go.

And worse personal news: Hi isn’t being released from the hospital to his home. He has to go back to camp. Guess he is too dignified to play politics in camp.