Nesta Summerhayes - Cold in Korea

Running time
1 min 15 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


There were a lot of burns emanating from Korea, burns on the actual soldiers who during the fighting time who had been burnt by exploding bombs. Also, Korea was very cold in wintertime and our troops were housed as best as could be; clothes and the uniforms were manufactured of material with the accepted technique in those days, so they weren't really that warm and they really did suffer. And so there were a lot of pot belly stoves in use. Now they would sometimes explode. Other times through sheer, well it amounts to neglect but it wasn't, it was necessity to get warm. These cold soldiers, you know you get up close and the feeling goes a bit when your extremities are very cold.

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