Friday, August 4 217th day - 149 days follow
Mar 1 - 5. Spent some time in town and had a very quiet time - Saw the picture "Dr. Wassell and did enjoy it inspite [in spite] of the pure unadulterated propaganda.
Rumor has it from the British, that the 8th Army is going back to Cairo for re-equipment for Burma - Six divisions of [Wops? or Wogs?] are going to take over?
What a mess we are in, Negros, Brazilians and [Wop?] on each flank and not one of them knowing how to fight.
News from France very good but the crossing of the Rhine is a son of a bitch of an operation and how is it to be done --
Russia is re-grouping at least that is the news
Mar 7 - The Rhine River has been crossed by the American First Army yesterday afternoon - between Cablenza and Bonne - It looks like the armor is going in for the kill.
Mar 9 - This war is shaping for the kill. Here in Italy nothing is happening except the 92nd div got a blast in the N. Y. Times as being the worst and sorriest stuff ever put on any front -- Funny the P. M. paper didn't come out with a blast --
Russia is moving again - We have a firm hold now across the Rhine ---