Dennis Davis - End of the war

Running time
56 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I was still there when the atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and then we got the word that peace was declared they said "Now, you can't shoot a Jap now unless he shoots you first" which wasn't very good news, so we were in more danger then especially as most of these Japs didn't know the war was over and they were very hungry.

At night-time they would try and raid camps to try and get food whereas we were driving food, truckloads of food, ship loads through the jungle. Of course we were very cautious to make sure the co-driver had his eyes peeled all around to make sure we weren't attacked.

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