Murray Willing - Keeping warm in Syria

Running time
1 min 14 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


So we were there for, I don't know just how long or the time, but it was the coldest and that, we saw snow there and just for our normal stay we ended up in the Syrian Barracks, the Aleppo Barracks, we took charge of that, that's where we were housed and we went out along the border on patrols, that was our main base at the time and of course knowing how the toilets operated that was a thing.

That was a trench with a rail and you know how cold it could be and how inconvenient it would be with a greatcoat on and dropping your dacks and sitting on a pole outside, so it wasn't very comfortable but inside we ended up burning all, we had palliasses on the rail, we burnt them to keep warm.

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