Dudley Goodwin: What we used to do was take out boots off and take them in our bed with us to sleep to keep them warm because otherwise you left them outside and they were like concrete. No way in the world you were going to warm them up. You 'd light a fire to warm your boots up so you could put them on.
Raymond Deed: The one way we found that assisted a little bit is you got below the surface of the ground. There was always what I call an invisible breeze on the surface of the ground and particularly when the winds came from the Gobi Desert and Manchuria they 'd just about go through you like a knife.