Jack Calder - Red Cross parcels (part one)

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1 min 9 sec
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Department of Veterans' Affairs


We got a lot more Red Cross parcels in Germany than we ever, ever did in Italy. I say it with tongue in cheek. I believe the ones in Italy never reached the camp. Black market. We'd be lucky to get one, in Italy itself we'd be lucky to get one at once every three or four weeks.

In North Africa we got nothing, not even a cold smile, we got nothing there but we did occasionally get one in Italy, but in Germany, right up to the end we got Red Cross or they got Red Cross parcels. I didn't because I was down with the Russians, but I believe the others did get them right through to the finish of the war.

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