25th December 1941, Thursday
Attended service in the Cathedral in the morning with Cole. Cathedral had been slightly damaged and shells were coming over most of the time we were in there. Met [Videro] later + as I had not much to do, agreed to take him out to Pokfulum with rations. Whilst at Pokfulum visited the Weils, who had just heard that we had capitulated. Could not believe this, so rang up C.S.O. tunnel for confirmation.Capitulation confirmed so asked for instructions and was told to return to Dina House and stay put. This was about 5pm. Drove back to Dina House without incident + saw no Japanese en route.