Item 02: Alec Donaldson diary, 6 August 1917-24 December 1918 - Page 34

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3rd May
Have seen the sun today for the first time this month but it is very shy.
12th May
Party of officers who have completed their 18 months term, left this morning for Holland.
4th June
Lieutenant Flint escaped this morning being one of a party that went down to the Mine Baths. He was recaptured but Lieut Rankin, another of the Bath party got away. Kommandant furious.
10th June
Lieut Rankin capture at Lubeck Hamburg.
16th Rankin brought into camp here & put in the cells
22nd June
At morning appell all guards in camp on appell ground armed with rifles. Kommandant told us the camp was to be strafed as reprisal against some camp in England. No sport or games of any kind, no music, concerts or plays, and four appells a day. Weather bitterly cold, only 4° above [see note Page 99 re insert] freezing.
23rd June
Blowing & raining, bitterly cold.

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