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April 12, 1942

The Nishi-Nishi had this cheerful information: “F.D.R. in his press-conference speech admitted the impossibility of sending aid to the Philippines to relieve the critical situation facing the USAFFE.” The paper also confirmed the news I heard last night that “68 army nurses have been evacuated to Corregidor.”

Not even the good food that Catalino sent us today could dispel the sadness that weighed us down. We ate the excellent food in silence. It seemed tasteless and flat.