5-6-42*

Corregidor capitulated tday & were we relieved. Purely personal but is doubtful if a more prolonged resistance would be warranted. Ed. Wern. & I have buddied up o things since capit. & have cooked a little rice at noon each day which is some-what more palatable. Cigarettes (camels in cans) which was very kindly left are about gone now. Our lips since capit. has been one round of starvation & dodging shell fragments. Probably the worst month I’ll aver spend. Past 3 days have heard almost a solid fusillade of artillery. They must have fairly well cleaned the place out before taking it. We really know what hunger is. The only way it could be worse would be a complete absence of food.

*erroneously written as “5-6-43” in original; corrected here.

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