Ernest Brough - A cup of petrol

Running time
47 sec
Date made
Copyright
Department of Veterans' Affairs

Transcript

I'm staggering to my dugout with it and there's some blokes playing cards, you see, you wouldn't believe it, bullets flying around and there's blokes playing cards in their dugout, you see, and they had a Jerry can at the top, see, and I felt it and it was cold, beautiful and cold, "Oh water, cold water" you see, but it wasn't, it was bloody petrol, and I says "Toss us up a mug" and a mug comes up from the dugout and I caught it and put it under the tap, poured half of it down me neck and it was bloody petrol.

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