Tom Kirkham - German sailors: 'We got along pretty well'

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50 sec
Date made

Department of Veterans' Affairs


I joined the Astoria and went over to South America to Peru and Chile. Took wheat across to Peru and brought nitrate back from Chile.

In Peru I met German sailors ashore in a hotel, in a pub like, you know, we got together, we were drinking together, talking together and one thing and another and then we went down to Tocopilla, Chile where they had 10,000 ton of nitrate for Australia. Met more German sailors down there and we got on pretty well.

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