Bernard Scanlan - Fighting with Americans

Running time
46 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Huge numbers of Americans and our fellows, of course, being old timers, got into no end of strife with them. There was a lot of unpleasantness there, even among the officers. Big punch ups.

To be truthful, it was something that a lot of us always avoided. If they went into town and started drinking, well, it wasn't everyone's aim to do that, and the younger fellows were a bit weary of this, and although it was a period of two weeks there, they did get into a lot of trouble. I realised that, because fellows were coming back to camp after a blue in town.

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