Doug Rouse - The Americans

Running time
1 min 27 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


All we had was pick and shovel, but they had everything. Bulldozers, graders, everything. It didn't matter. If you wanted something, it was there. Everything was better. We were fifty years behind. That's what I always thought.

Matter of fact, the food, everything was better, no doubt about that or we thought it was anyway. Didn't like going back because things weren't as good. You've only got to look at their uniforms, how they were dressed, one thing and another to our old khaki stuff. The Americans, their gear was better. Everything was better.

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