16 July 1918: POW Graudenz

RAB diary Tuesday July 16, 1918, Graudenz: "Red letter day"
Tuesday, July 16, 1918: “Red letter day”

Tuesday. July 16.     Red letter day.  Two R.F.C. parcels arrived, dated May 31st, and directed to Hannover.  Both intact except for a cake of soap, alas!  Still, cleanliness, though next to godliness, is a bad second to ones tummy in Graudenzlager.  Rather perturbed to hear my friends remark how thin I look.  Usually people you meet every day are slow to see a difference in you.  Still, thank God I feel fit again.  I’m sharing parcels with Miller, a very decent little Scotchman from Glasgow.  You will never quite realise at home the delicious taste of that first tin of Haricot Mutton.