November 3, 1944

Last night we spent a peaceful night – no shooting anywhere. Early this morning the Japanese re-occupied the schoolhouse across the street from us. They had been sent previously to Negros, but they came back today with reinforcements. We spent a quiet day – no planes flew over. Dolly and Junior are improving. Believe me,..

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November 3, 1944

The faces of the elderly people in camp had a drawn and fixed look and their legs, no longer resembling legs, were grotesquely edematous. The men, with their larger frames, appeared weaker and more emaciated, and many of them lacked the cheerful optimism that the women displayed. Some of the younger women, despite their scrawny..

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November 3, 1944

The guards turned out to a ceremony or drill on the road, guided by bellows from Sakashita. Then they went out the gate at various paces until finally they were into the goose step, which is always incongruous when transferred from Germans to Japanese. Several outside families waited at the gate with bags of food..

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November 3, 1944

[138] Still no action. Rumors thick & fast. Atimonan, Maubau, Lamon Bay, Infanta, Vigan, Lingayen – We hear of a great naval victory off Formosa & Northeastern Luzon – the Japs lost 84 capital ships & we lost 6 – Some new offensive method used – Nimitz congratulated – Election is near – We all..

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November 3, 1944

There  has been much criticism of the mess as to theft, quality, efficiency, etc.We have 18 EM on duty and must use patients on draft personnel for K P's. Everyone is hungry and there are no doubt cases of stealing even though guards have been assigned to watch the K P's and keep all others..

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