Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday 6th February 1943

A half day and (because of my complaints re last Wednesday) I was free of duty.

Went into Damas. Pretty deadly and impoverished. Not very much to do; however I did have a tepid shower bath, after 45 minutes wait at a very cheerless Church Army hostel, and had an excellent haircut at a very nice hairdressers' shop.

Went to a queer cinema at night, and saw a ten year old film. There was a heating stove with mass pipes, in the centre of the auditorium. There was the smell of stale garlic in the breathing of the people around me...

Finally, the long ride back in the lorry, with drunken men sprawling around.


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