Mon. Jan. 29/45

Due to the episode yesterday, the gate was closed and we received no supplies. So the Commandant voided his agreement with General Commandant concerning our food supply, took over the stock of grain and will take charge of feeding us again. We are to have two meals a day (300 gams of rice and corn..

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Sun. Jan. 28/45

The days are getting warmer and sunnier. We were tired of the cloudy weather. Situation in the camp is not good. A guard shot one of the internees a week ago as he was trying to reenter the camp. Today it happened again. It was at 7 a.m. I was up and dressed, and combing..

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Wed. Jan. 17/45

Monday evening the Japs agreed to turn all food supplies over to our Committee. Some “hot-heads” immediately clamored for immediate distribution of rice to the barracks to forestall seizure by military or other action. We all turned out and carried 240 sacks of rice to 24 barracks. The next a.m. the Japs found out and..

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Mon. Jan. 15/45

Yesterday afternoon the whole camp was called to attend a mass roll call on the road in front of barracks #3 and #4. Guards were thrown around us. Instead of a roll call, soldiers started to inspect our cubicles in our absences. Tension mounted. Some men broke ranks and returned to their barracks where other..

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Sun. Jan. 14/45

Now we have some more excitement. Yesterday morning before daylight, the Commandant and his staff returned. They were tired out and we do not know where they went or what they were doing. Food rations have been cut some and we have slim meals today, but we cook extra so will be able to keep..

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Fri. Jan. 12/45

We have had an exciting week but nothing as much as last Sunday. After the main garrison left, a few soldiers came in from a lower camp and are supposedly guarding us from unruly elements on the outside. Filipinos are supplying us with some things we need such as meat and fruit. Camp discipline is..

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Tues. Jan. 9/45

I am tired from a day’s work, and full as a tick from a good meal. There was much air activity today. Dozens of planes flew over, and we heard gunfire and bombing in all directions. Not sure yet about any landings nearby but it cannot be long now. We had banana and cigarette rations..

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Sun. Jan. 7/45

It has happened! We are free! For the past few days heavy bombers have been going over, and fighters and dive-bombers have been going over the roads. It is now 5 a.m. The Japanese garrison has left, and the guard told our Central Committee that the camp would be turned over to them in an..

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Mon. Oct. 23/44

(Bernice’s birthday) One day last week, Wednesday, I think, we heard a plane coming low over the camp. We looked and saw that smoke was coming from the engine. As it passed over the camp, the engine started to sputter, and in a few seconds the pilot winged over and bailed out. The plane landed..

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