Sept. 10 Thursday 1942

Calesthenics were much more satisfactory this morning. Breitling was in charge. His exercises were the first that I could call of any value. Nelson was here for school with Father Kennedy and said that he read last night the coments in Sharp's report and was so made at the injustice of the report that he..

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Sept. 8, 1942 Tuesday

Calisthenics held this morning at 8330: The instructor was more concerned with form than with giving fifteen minutes of good exercise. There should be less talk and more of it. I am really eager to take strenous exercises. But unfortunately the system of a new instructor daily defeats this as each one is more interested..

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Sept. 7, 1942 — Monday

Labor day in a prison camp. At breakfast Lewis announced that hereafter the calisthenics will be at 8:30 each morning. He also announce the end of required mass activity. The Japs only require that at least one hour of physical activity be allotted by each officer. It is an individual problem and Lewis called upon..

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August 29 Saturday 1942

Pursuant to Chastaine's instructions, we work this morning for an hour and a half cutting grass. Personally I don't mind this work as it is good exercise. The others really don't mind it either but it is the manner in which it is shoved down everybodys throat. Radio reports from the hospital state we have..

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August 28 Friday 1942

A quiet day. Rains still in abundance. Rumors are persistent that Davao has been bombed. Also a rumor is circulating that the Nips are going to turn the guarding of this camp to civilians and take the soldiers out of here. Sounds like someones imagination. Burgess was appointed inspector today. This was the result of..

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