Letters, diaries and photographs from World War II

on active service overseas

Tuesday 8th May 1945

It’s Victory Day today. Thank goodness the first part is over. I can’t raise any enthusiasm for celebrations. Thanksgivings, yes, so I attend the service, I listen to the speeches of Churchill and the King.

It’s getting boring and the flies are as bad as ever.


Monday 7th May 1945

I’m up at five thirty this morning and see Ismailia. Spend the rest of the time until 11am watching Egypt for the last time (?) We have reached Port Said in eight days less three hours which is very good. Shore leave doubtful. they still load dhows to sinking point.

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