Sydney Kinsman - Lack of showers

Running time
51 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We wouldn't bath or shower or anything like that for at least a month. When we came out of the front line, they would take us down to the sea so we could have a clean up down there but that was few and far between. They were pretty harsh. You didn't feel dirty but, you know, you were a bit grubby by the time you had done your service in the front line.

We were three to four weeks we'd be in the front line, it depended on the conditions and the movements of the enemy and the same with our troops in other parts of the front line which stretched right round Tobruk, so it was quite a length to look after.

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