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14 October 2013

14th October 1943: prisoner of war

14 Thur. Mild, dull, very humid after a night of rain. Did shopping locally also 'phoned* Epworth Press about sending a book to Cousin Len who is a prisoner of war in Germany. Bought cycle lubricating oil at Whitbourne's 3 fluid ozs. for 1/3.

*Note: only the second mention of using the phone since this diary began - I'm almost certain they didn't have their own telephone - I think this must be from a public telephone kiosk. It's interesting that Fred abbreviated this to: 'phoned  - given that he is otherwise quite formal in his writing, complete with full stops to indicate abbreviations.- Tony

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