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19 Apr. ’42

Corporal cooled off this AM and is very courteous. Axe fell when Azura and Tanaka come at nine and said this place was to be closed and we were to be moved the twenty-fourth, but we could take all of our personal belongings. Refused to say where we were to go, but it would be in a suburb of Manila. Will go as the present unit and may be we will get some additional patients. They say they have fifty-thousand prisoners in Bataan. Wonder if Manila Is to be made an open city to save Tokyo. Packing all day and property will be taken by Japanese tomorrow. Hate to lose Scholastica comforts. Sent Poussa (the Cat) across to a nice native family where she will be cared for. This family living Just across the street name is Aquino and has been very kind to us, signaling us news when opportunity offered and occasionally sending us in some special food. Oh hum! what next! Corregidor
has been heavily bombed today so what does it all mean. Local paper says Hull, Stimson and Knox are to leave the Cabinet.