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Document written by Oskar Speck relating to his journey

Date: 1930s
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Copyright: © Australian National Maritime Museum
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Note
Object No: ANMS0533[004]

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    • Typewritten page] First disappointment. —Danube BLUE. Hunearv. Person from Ulm. Wild geese. Old banknote. Iron eate. Prachova. Prison at Nis. — Hospitality at Veles Greek adventure on the Varda Rhodos Take hat off Turkey, travel without paying fare. PASSAGE TO CYPRUS Decision to extend journey to Cey1on. Suez Canal. Crossing to Syria. Mehmed's death, Selam aleikum [sic], May and Fischer. Corpse at Chor Musa. Policemen. Boat papers for the first time. The English-speaking governor, Women's Department [sic]. Camera. Smugglers. Climate in the Gulf. Thirst. Delirium. Animals in the Gulf. Population, filth, filtered water. Ginny worm. Persian. Navy. Oil question. London. KARACHI. Muslims at the mouth of the Indus. Pork. Guest of his Holiness the Maharaja Sahib of Sultanpoore. Oxford sausage [sic]. Suspicion of spy activity. Bombay. Capsizing at Mangalore. Colombo. Coromandel Coast, crashing of the waves. Masulla boats. Calcutta, Sundarbuns. Burma. Mergui Archipelago. Monsoon weather. Siam. Penang, Singapore, Batavia. [Handwritten on the back of the page] [Mental] derailments - don't be upset. 4 — 6 months of no German spoken. Sport, [underlined three times]. Physically exhausting, great and wonderful feeling, [underlined]. Program for the evening [underlined]
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