After a sound night's rest I was awakened at seven by the Deck Sargeant’s cheery voice shouting “Wakey, wakey, rise & shine!” or words to that effect.
I half rolled, half fell, out of the hammock and pulled on that part of my uniform I discarded. I folded my blankets and hid them from ‘borrowers’ and packed my hammock away. Then I took my washing kit and queued up outside the ablutions. Shaving was difficult with cold water but it seems we will get used to it.
A cinema show was held on deck but was not very successful as only one projector was used. The troops voiced their disapproval everytime a reel was changed.
At about 6.50pm “Egyptian Time” a total eclipse of the moon occurred. This we saw very well. A “running commentary” was given by one of the ship’s company who opened with “A total eclipse of the moon is about to commence, it will begin in the bottom left hand corner.”
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