The small paper

This fragmentary piece of text originates from a war time diary penned by a soldier who endured an arduous time within the Malaysian jungle during the Second World War, more than eight decades ago. Comprising a small paper, it encapsulates a multitude of experiences and themes such as survival, illness, torture, hope, despair, obscurity, contemplation, normality, and, ultimately, freedom. This poignant relic serves as a testament to the profound human emotions and varied circumstances encountered during a tumultuous period in history.

A fragment from a war time diary