November 21, 1944

It has been stormy with heavy rains for the last two days. In spite of the downpour the Japanese and USAFFE are fighting it out across the Jaro River, about 10 km (7 miles) from town. The fighting continued all day and far into the night. Considering the circumstances, we rested fairly well, until I..

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November 20, 1944

Last evening was so beautiful – the sun was just setting and we had finished our supper, so we all went downstairs and sat outside. We enjoyed the evening for about 15 minutes, when suddenly the sound of a machine gun broke the silence! We all dashed inside! The shooting continued for a while (Japanese..

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November 17, 1944

Last night while we were eating supper at 6:00 p.m., a volley of bullets started flying. We all jumped up from the table and ran downstairs to the shelter. The shooting continued for a while, and then all was quiet, but one never knows when it will start again. After the shooting, John looked out..

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