Anne Louise Goldthorpe

Anne Louise Goldthorpe

Canadian nurse affiliated with the American Episcopal Church in the Philippines' efforts to set up rural clinics. Originally interned in Davao, then interned in Santo Tomas.

June 21, 1942

We have decided that we admire the Japanese. They are very good to their prisoners. Their contention is they can afford to be generous when

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August 20, 1942

An Irishman named Mr. Dooley . . . is senile and very afraid. Almost every time I look in his room he is buttoning up

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August 15, 1944

The guards have been telling us what they are going to do to us if American planes come. One of them says he will kill

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January 6th, 1945

Air activity all day. American planes come over in waves and bomb military installations. Everyone is elated about it. They say , “This is really

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January 8, 1945

Planes! planes! planes! Bombing! bombing! bombing! What a day! All sorts of rumors ere flying around: The Japanese are moving out leaving our central Committee

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Jan. 9th, 1945

People stand in line and beg for potato skins, then cook them over a smouldering stove, out in the hot sun, fanning and blowing the

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Jan. 10th, 1945

People are sayirg thet a murder was committed in the camp last night. That Capt. Owen, was killed by Huff. There was an argument Huff

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January 11th, 1945

The commandant reiterates that his deepest concern for us is for food. 1t is unobtainable in Manila. He says gardening is our only salvation. They

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Jan. 15th, 1945

Last April 6 truckloads of personal packages were brought into camp and piled alphabeticelly against the wall of the main building. I could not believe

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Sunday, Jan. 21st, 1945

The Japanese are making machine-gun nests of crude rubber at the corner of the Main Bldg. and the Hospital. Artillery fire can be seen from

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Monday, Jan. 22nd, 1945

Eight big explosions between 9 and 10 o’clock last night. We had soy beans for breakfast; queer tasting but doubtless nourishing. New orders from the

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Thursday, Jan. 25th, 1945

Visited my garden at the hospital today. The onions are beginning to grow. Two tomato plants, which planted themselves, are sprouting; the mungo beans are

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Fri Jan. 26th, 1945

Today is MacArthur’s birthday. The men on the third floor sat up last night watching artillery fire which they said could not be more than

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