Sunday 22nd April 1945
Nothing happens as normal. This is the last day of arrivals. Perhaps something will start happening.
Getting browned off slightly with seeing so many officers I think and having so little to do.
The boredom John and others felt at the Deolali British Army transit camp gives rise to the expression “Going Doolally”, originally “doolally tap”, meaning to ‘lose one′s mind’. ‘Tap’ possibly comes from the Sanskrit word ‘tapa’ meaning ‘heat’ or ‘fever’.