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wash-houses in the rear.
It seems strange to live
in a warm building &
gaze through windows once
more. We are under
quarantine for 21 days
not because of sickness
but because we will sail
for France any day & no
man is allowed out of
the grounds where he
might mix with question-
able people.

May 10th 18,

At 4 a.m. today we packed
our belongings & silently
marched thru the outskirts
of a small town to the
docks where our transports
awaited us. Just before
we marched up the
gang-plank some bloke
in Co. C- turned yellow
& attempted to desert. My
ship is H.M.S. Kursk -