“Oct 12 – Aussies put on a very good stage show for us. Alas new movie. 4 hours of solid entertainment.”
This entry is a very different change of pace compared to the last few. Mike does not mention any of the usual things that occur, like raids, bombings, or alerts. This might mean that none happened this day or he just choose not to write about them.
Mike starts this off by writing “Aussies put on a very good stage show for us.” An “Aussie” is a slang term for someone from Australia. During the war the United States and Australia were allies , so it would make sense that they were together for this.
A “stage show” could have been any number of things: singing, dancing, comedy, plays, etc. It was most likely a mix of a few. I wrote about these type of performances for soldiers back in Entry #44 , so if you’re interested in that aspect of the war feel free to go back and read it.
Mike finishes this entry off by writing “Alas new movie. 4 hours of solid entertainment.” I would imagine this was a very large morale boost and a fairly relaxing day for them, as it took their mind off the realities of war.