March 2, 1942

The Dutch are in dutch. Japanese forces have landed in the northern part of Java.

Provincial purchases continue despite multitudinous difficulties. Our stocks are fast depleting. Consumption is greater than production. Moreover Japanese troops and civilians have to be fed. Importation is problematic, uncertain. If we want to avoid hunger, we must not look beyond the seas. We must till the brown earth beneath our feet. He is our best friend.

Somebody is knocking at the door. Must stop writing. Could it be…?