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Elizabeth Vaughan

Elizabeth Vaughan

Elizabeth Head Vaughan (1905 - September 29, 1957) journalist and Sociologist. Interned in the Bacolod Internment Camp and Santo Tomas internment camp in Manila, 1942-45.

December 8, 1941

On Monday morning, December 8 (it was still Sunday, December 7, in the U.S.), I was up early because my husband was out of town

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Tuesday, December 16, 1941

President Quezon’s first nationwide talk at 3:30, daylight saving time (changed clocks at midnight last night). Everyone listening. Had told servants to come to listen

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Thursday, December 18, 1941

Quezon’s speech on radio—first mention of it since first blocked-out broadcast. Evidently broadcast had been blocked by American headquarters, not Japanese. Puppy lost. Loss seemed

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Sunday, December 21, 1941

Shortest day in year, yet it Seemed interminable. Thoughts of Jim and realization that my conversation answered none of the important questions going through mind

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Monday, December 22, 1941

Noon broadcast announced 80 Japanese transports sighted off northern Luzon, obviously for major offensive against Philippines. Japanese troops in Davao engaged in heavy fighting. Most

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Tuesday, December 23, 1941

Called Mrs. Woods, Hawaiian-Philippine Central, to ask about using vacant staff house after talk with Captain Jones. Captain Jones advised me chances of getting to

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