1 Aug 1918: POW Graudenz

Thursday. August 1st.     Played and lost one of the keenest games of chess I’ve ever had, against one Haddon.  Lasted 2¾ hours.  Adjourned twice.  Thought the position each time was worth recording.  I played black.

RAB diary Thursday August 1, 1918, Graudenz: "Chess positions"
Thursday, August 1, 1918: “Chess positions”

13 July 1918: POW Graudenz

RAB diary Saturday July 13, 1918, Graudenz: "exchange of prisoners?"
Saturday, July 13, 1918: “exchange of prisoners?”

Saturday July 13th     Great excitement has us all in thrall.  It seems fairly official that negotiations are in hand at the Hague for the immediate exchange of prisoners, whether direct repatriation, conditional or unconditional; or internment in Holland.  I confess myself sceptical.  Beaten at chess. 2½ hours.

4 July 1918: POW Graudenz

RAB diary July 4, 1918, Graudenz: “Joined Chess Club today”
Thursday, July 4, 1918: “Joined Chess Club today”

Thursday. July. 4. Feeling rather better.  News of a issue of grub tomorrow.  Also revisiting the dentist; still it’s no good getting grub if you can’t eat it, is it?  Joined Chess Club today.  Class A.