Clarence Dietman - Leave

Running time
48 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Being 17 you could pass as a boy in the Navy. Oh, yes. Before you go on weekend leave, and you want a ride in, you had to tell the Navy where you're going to be, otherwise, you couldn't go ashore.

You had to name your host for the weekend. I'd gone ashore and two of my mates wanted to go down to Swanston Street and two of them would peel off and go to the pub, and I'd go to my billets. That was hard, but I had a more comfortable weekend I'm sure than they did.

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