Turned out for P.T. as usual, most decided not to, also as usual. Sgt Palfreman rounds up culprits & orders extra parade on Sunday. On parade he admits there should have been no P.T. Extra Parade cancelled – laughs from slackers. Press on regardless.
Afternoon free, spent idly in Barrack Room. Spent evening talking to Bob in his bunk room, consequently not in bed when lights were put out. Too bad. Had letter from Joyce.
Sunday, 12th January
|'Seated around the meal bowl the boy|
on the right has just taken up a handful
of rice which he rolls into a ball and
puts into his mouth.
In the fireplace in the fore
the coffee pot is set to boil.'
|'Seated in a Bedouin tent. |
The common bowl has fed everyone
down to these squatting boys.'
Wrote home in evening (2) [Ron has started numbering his letters home...] Told of blowings up by Jews & riots by Arabs in
. Some saw
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