Aug 5 Wednesday.

Uncomfortable night. Had to get an[RG] a petty officer to strip Germans of extra blankets to get my two. Rain through rotten awning. We sailed at dusk. Barcelona at 10 o'clock or so. German pocket battleship, Italian battle cruiser. British 'Devonshire' (I think). Aeroplanes. At the key[RG] quay[RG] fishing with a basket for beer, minerals, newspapers. Nobody allowed ashore. Sailed for Marseilles in evening. Birthday party in Electrician Paul's cabin for Eric Tattersall. Bought him for 7/61 a pair of real Breton sailor trousers from one Harold[RG] Hal Wolfe a dissolute painter. About 30 more refugees making some 800. Lady Shepherd in lowest ward. "Burole"2 Sjaenke's dog kept in mortuary. Awful English fascist Dunn making Fascist signal on passing Spanish destroyer. Concert with guitarist.

Editorial Notes

1Seven and a half shillings eds.
2Brindle KG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.
  • Marseilles

    Marseilles, France

People Mentioned

  • Tattersall

    Tattersall, Eric
    RG met on board the HMS Grenville eds. see Diary August 3 & 5, 1936
  • Waltison, Sjaenke
    Czech expatriate who R.G. met while evacuating Majorca.
  • Lady Shepherd

    Shepherd, Lady
    ? Seems to have lived in Formalutx...There is a reference to her in "The Greater Aphrodisiad" by Charles J.L. Elwell, London 1995. WG
  • Hal Wolfe

    Wolfe, Hal
  • Dunn

    Englishman aboard Maine; see Diary 5 August, 1936 eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • HMS Devonshire

    HMS Devonshire
    British battleship launched 1927 eds. see Diary July 22 & August 5, 1936