Item 03: John Duncan McRae diary, 10 February-6 May 1917 - Page 49

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called out and informed that one of our members had been taken away with German Measles & as a result we were to be "isolated" for an indefinite period. Thirty of us are thus confined to the hut our only liberty being a little outdoor exercise twice a day.

To minimise the likelihood of our escape a permanent guard has been placed over our hut and no-one is allowed to go outside the door without an escort.

However, to relieve the monotony four of us scaled out after tea. I dodged the escort & Alan & another climbed out the window. Such is life! Freedom is never so precious as when it is partially or wholly denied.

Mch 31

My 23rd Birthday! And isolated all day! Never mind: iron bars do not make a prison & one who

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