On this day in 1942, “Harris’s Navy”, a group of small vessels led by the steamer LAKATOI, commanded by Patrol Officer G. C. Harris, reached Cairns, Australia with hundreds of troops and civilians evacuated from New Britain. It was a daring escape right under the nose of the Japanese. You can read an eyewitness account by nurse Gladys Baker, here.
Another breakfast of all bran today – I quite like it and it really makes me feel good. Today I had 1/2 a sliced banana. A toasted sandwich for lunch, with a few slices of cheese, and the other half of banana. Coffee and the last pancake for afternoon tea, in my sweet new cup that I bought today at the op shop ($2.50). Dinner tonight was tuna mornay at Mum and Dads – I am sure that his would have been a great 1942 dish, made with a white sauce, vegies and a little fish, with mash potato on top. No photo, sorry.
Here are some lovely child and young lady’ fashion from one of my 1942 Magazines. I cannot imagine my 10 or 15 year old daughter wearing one of these now.