December 3, 1944

Yesterday and today have been very quiet – no planes or shooting. The weather has been stormy and we were a little worried for fear of another flood, but thank goodness it has cleared up. The prices of everything are still rising and food is scarce, as the USAFFE soldiers will not permit food to..

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November 29, 1944

Last night was quiet, but my thoughts and prayers were for that poor unfortunate, who is still in the ditch. This morning Coné talked with the mayor about the burial of this man. Mayor Ybiernas called the Military Police and they gave us permission to bury him. The president of the Neighborhood Association made arrangements..

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November 28, 1944

Yesterday afternoon about 4:00 p.m. we heard the church bells ring loudly, and that means an air raid! Strange – we did not hear any drone of planes – and the sentry on the rooftop also seemed puzzled. A short while later, Puding, our maid, walked past the Garrison and she saw a man (about..

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November 27, 1944

Last night we could hear the sound of machine guns and trench mortars in the distance. Once when we had three Japanese visitors, one of the young officers started to play the piano. While he was playing I heard the sound of shooting in the distance. I told him there was “pong pong” (this is..

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