Bernard Scanlan - Smoking

Running time
33 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We all learned to smoke, pretty much, there, and one of the jokes there were that, for some reason or other, that the department issued us with condoms. A packet of condoms. But of course, all the condoms were used for was to put your tobacco and matches in to keep, because half the time we were crossing rivers and creeks, and in wet conditions, the only thing you could do to keep the tobacco and matches dry was use a condom.

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