Dairy Pages 64 –79
Diary Page 80
Ration Scale June ’45, not transcribed. In pencil and possibly added after the war.
Diary Page 81
Hong Kong casualty numbers, Lisbon Maru casualties and names. In pencil and possibly added after the war}
Diary Page 82
List of names, connection not known; James O’Tooles various POW numbers; list of M.Os; “1st Chest” and contents; “2nd Chest” and contents. Contents seem to be personal effects. Page not transcribed
Diary Page 83
Diary Page 84
A quotation from Richard Llewellyn; a poem about Il Duce; various quotations and verses from songs. Page not transcribed.
Diary Page 85
Continuation of song verses; quote from Gino Watkins; “Show me the way to go home” in English and Chinese. Not transcribed.
YOU HAVE MADE EVERY WOMAN I’VE EVER MET SEEM UNIMPORTANT. WHENEVER I HAVE SEEN SOMEONE I THOUGHT FINE I HAVE ONLY HAD TO THINK OF YOU TO REALISE SHE DIDN’T AMOUNT TO MUCH. YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER IN MANY WAYS – IN EVERY WAY. WHENEVER I HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY HAPPY, AND LIFE AS I WAS LIVING IT SEEMED PRETTY GOOD, I ONLY HAD TO REALISE WHAT IT WAS LIKE WITH YOU, TO KNOW THAT – WELL IT JUST DIDNT ANOONT (sic) TO ANYTHING. LIFE IS ON A DIFFERENT PLANE WITH YOU. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A DAY WHEN I HAVE NOT THOUGHT OF YOU, NEVER A NIGHT WHEN I HAVE NOT REMEMBERED YOU. YOU ARE UNIQUE, MY LOVE. ALONE WITH SOME PECULIAR INFLUENCE SOME GLAMOUR THAT I CANNOT EXPLAIN AND CANNOT FIND ELSEWHERE.
─ JUST YOU ─ TO MY CHRIS
Diary Page 89
Diary Page 90 or Page 18 from the back
The diary continues with entries that have been made starting from the back of the book, and are thus upside down when read from the front. Pages 17 and 18 from the back continue straight on from pages 88 and 89. Page 90/18 is blank
Diary Inside Back Cover
Page 1 From Back
A list of the titles and authors of the books James O’Toole read, together with an ‘enjoyment’ rating. Not transcribed.
Page 2 From Back
Various uncoordinated notes an Japanese/Chinese translations, some less polite than others. Not transcribed.
Page 3 From Back
A selection English phrases and their Japanese/Chinese translation. A recipe for Real Chow Fan. Not transcribed.
Page 4 From Back
Page 5 From Back
Page 6 From Back
Calorie requirements for daily living. A selection of simple recipes, e.g. oatmeal cakes, omlettes. Not transcribed.
Pages 7 and 8 From Back
Medicines, first aid and medical information about the glands in the body. Not transcribed.
Pages 9 and 10 From Back
Page 11 From Back
Page 12 From Back
Medical information about the mechanism of menstruation. Toxins, Anti-toxins, and Toxin Anti-toxins. Not transcribed.
Page 13 From Back
Notes on medicines and nutrition. Start of a copy of an article about the Bank of England. Not transcribed.
Page 14 From Back
Page 15 From Back
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Page 17 From Back