Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen
Mainz Blankenburg Mark
Tuesday June 4. Walk 8 a.m. went Westwards into country to village of Hechtsheim, celebrated for small cheeses peacetime price 75 pfs but sold at Homburg during season as Fromage de Luxe at 1 mk 75 pfs so Bembe says. Crops quite high & rye in some places 6 ft high.
There appears to be plenty fruit in the district – got back 9.45 a.m. having done nearly 7 miles & for a change I felt all the better for it, & not very tired.
Drummond got 2nd bread parcel from Copenhagen, but as usual mouldy. Over 300 loaves of free bread issued to those who have had no bread parcels so far – Schroeder has inevitably told Bembe about our store & we are to get it all right.
Shorthand class 4-5 p.m. as the only Pitman book has gone away with orderly instructions rather at a loss how to carry on, but we are going over back work & there is plenty to carry on with. Still quite a cold N.E. wind with bright sun.