Sydney Kinsman - Strafing attacks

Running time
48 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


That was common. It was common practice, especially when you were in the front line. It was more so when they were going to attack too, they'd send them in. You'd look up and you'd just about see the whites of their eyes before they released their 500lb bomb on you, but these things happen.

Bombs fall all around you and you surviveā€¦as long as you were below ground level, if you get a direct hit, that's unfortunate but as long as you were below ground level no matter where the bombs hit, all the shrapnel would go but you were safe below ground level but it just comes, you do it in your stride. These things happen every day.

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