June 22, 1944*

(*Undated, but in portion mentioning Summer of 1944; mention of Battle of Trasimeno dates entry to June 21-24, 1944)

This time last year the African-Italian campaign was on. It is comforting to look at the map, to see how far
into Italy we have progressed. This morning’s local radio said sharp fighting was going on above Lake Trasimeno, Perugia. It also said that the Germans have been fighting house to house in Cherbourg, but that
even if Cherbourg falls, it is of no importance. They didn’t sing that song four years ago when they took Cherbourg. They boasted then that with Cherbourg captured, all communication with England was cut and the
invasion of Britain was all set for September. What September? Ha!