By David Rolf
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Of course, Montgomery's Eighth Army has been tenaciously pressing Rommel's Afrika Korps and with considerable publicity for some months now. Rommel has been defeated and pushed out regardless of who came to Page 16 help, and the victory here will certainly be credited to Montgomery. One gets the impression that the local Europeans would just about as soon not have an American expeditionary force in their midst, but I don't know. May 24, 1943. Several of us are planning to visit the Sultan's palace at Rabat this afternoon.
Page 1 1 New York: April 1943 April 3, 1943. Camp Shanks, New York. M. on March 31, 1943, right after you left us. M. tonight. Except for the detail that prepared it, we were the first to occupy this brand new staging area. It had no heat when we arrived and we nearly froze to death before getting our blankets warm. We're comfortably located now with heat in our quarters and an outside temperature of around forty-five degrees with sunshine. My overcoat and blouse are the most wrinkled things I've ever seenthis in spite of the care I took in packing them.
Nobody seems to know which port, nor do we know if our detail from the Baylor Unit will disembark if we get there. We still have no orders. Being thankful as I am that we're so near land and a steady deck, I hate to inject a sour note. Still, I've not commented heretofore on the water supply aboard this ship. It is an outstanding item woven into the trip. At the beginning of our journey, the water was relatively clear and tasted only a little like diesel fuel. Now it looks like orange juice and tastes like a glue factory's worst nightmare.