20th September 1918 Friday

More Americans arrive and fresh produce for the patients

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“On the evening of the 20th two more platoons of Americans joined us, and the others moved forward to Seletskoe. I admitted one of the marines into hospital suffering from pleurisy. He was rather bad. Luckily the people in my ‘home’ were awfully decent, and I was able to get a good supply of eggs and fresh milk for my patients.”

Not mentioned in the diary but at this time cases of Influenza had begun to increase back in Archangel and the hospitals had started to feel the strain. Already men had begun to succumb to the disease and deaths were beginning to increase among the allies.

Meanwhile rain that carried on throughout the night dampened the spirits somewhat.

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