December 29 1941

The telegram was the last note Cyn got from Bobby Sheedy.  (And if anyone knows what ‘Lilliputs’ are, I’m dying to know.  He thanked her twice for them!)  Things were going badly in the Malayan Peninsula, and within the next two months he was sent there, to arrive just as Singapore fell in February 1942.  Watch the old film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ if you want to know what he went through as a POW before he died. 

After I have posted all the documents I have from the war (in chronological order of course) I will sum up this period with Cynthia’s writing about it from the 1990s.  I don’t suppose any of them got used to the continuing losses of their friends.

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