Jack Calder - A self-inflicted wound

Running time
1 min 19 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


You slept during the day, and of a nighttime, it was just a matter of changing, completely from day to night. In Tobruk, as soon as it became dark, everybody moved around, but you dared not move prior to that. When you got a German sniper say 50 metres away, and they were pretty good, they were very accurate.

We had one small instance where a chappie from Melbourne, Albert his name was, and he was of the Jewish fraternity and Albert decided that he'd had enough of Tobruk, took his shoe off, put his foot up over the parapet like that. Five minutes later, no toe.

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