Saturday In England, Verne writes about his activities while on a pass in London . . . .
03-03-45 Up at 11, took a bath and started looking for silver embroidered wings.1 Found some at Leahy’s tailor shop and sewed them on my blouse. Had an Indian dinner of rabbit curry. Hotter than heck. Almost burnt up. Picked up menus to send home.2 Three air raids in London.
Notes & Commentary 1 Aerial Gunner’s wings. 2Verne had dinner at Veeraswamy. Verne’s three-course rabbit curry dinner cost him the equivalent of $1.00. Veeraswamy, which opened in 1927, was London’s first fashionable Indian restaurant. It still thrives today (2015) at the same location on Regent Street where he had dinner. These are the menus that he collected and sent home: