Monthly Archives: September 2008

September 10, 1938, Tangier

Temperature here said never to rise above about 85°. Sea is fairly warm, water extremely clear, objects 20 & 30 feet below being visible when there is no wind. There is a tide rise of about a foot. Sea & … Continue reading

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TANGIER: 10.9.38

Papers on sale in Tangier: La Presse Marocaine (morning daily Casablanca), strongly pro-Franco; Le Petit Marocain (ditto), impartial; La Depeche Marocaine (daily Tangier), somewhat pro-Franco; Le Journal de Tanger° (apparently weekly), seemingly non-political, business announcements etc.; Tangier Gazette & Morocco … Continue reading

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September 8, 1938, Gibraltar

Weather mostly hot & nights sometimes uncomfortably so. Sea variable mostly rather choppy. When no wind fish visible at least 10 feet below surface. The Barbary Ape is said to be now very rare at Gibraltar & the authorities are … Continue reading

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GIBRALTAR 7.9.38

English newspapers reach Gibraltar by P & O four days late. Local English daily Gibraltar Chronicle & Official Gazette, 8 pages of which about 21/2 pages advertisements, ld. Current number 31, 251. More or less pro-Fascist. Local Spanish papers El … Continue reading

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September 5, 1938

Last night much fog, syren° sounding continually. This morning the sea much smoother, grey & oily, about the colour of lead. Later in the day very hot, & the sea bright blue. Passed Cape Roca about 10 am, but invisible … Continue reading

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September 4, 1938

Today crossing mouth of Bay of Biscay. Sea a little rougher, ship rolling somewhat. Not sick (seasickness remedy “Vasano” evidently efficacious.) Passing C. Finisterre about 5pm but invisible owing to mist. Run of the ship (12-12) 403 miles. Gibraltar is … Continue reading

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September 3, 1938

Writing on the P. & O. ss. “Stratheden”, 23, 500 tons. No of passenger’s berths 1063. Left Tilbury dock* 6pm yesterday. Position marked this morning (not certain whether 8 am or noon) as 49.25 N, 3.34 W, run being 288 … Continue reading

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September 2, 1938

Fine & fairly warm.

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September 1, 1938

Fine & fairly warm.

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