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August 17, 1944

Beginning tonight there will be a total blackout and it will be continuous from now on. Any light seen in the houses or buildings will be shot at, so believe me, people will follow orders. We will have an early supper so the maid can finish in the kitchen before it becomes dark. There will be patrols of Japanese and Filipinos. This is a good thing as it will prevent looters. Any looters that are caught are executed immediately.