Robbie and self in my bunker. 'The Glee Club'.

Robbie and self in my bunker. 'The Glee Club'.

Robbie and self in my bunker. 'The Glee Club'.



Manchurian Fever

Samichon valley '52 I believe!

Apparently I took up smoking a pipe about now, must have seen a senior British officer with one and fancied the look of it! This is a fairly well set-up hole, we have acquired quite a few boxes for storing our gear in. By the look of the opened tins near the mug, we have recently bought some luxuries from the canteen service. The white marks behind us were from liberal squirts of a DDT bomb.

The rodents carried fleas which in turn carried a very lethal disease, known to us as Manchurian fever. (mostly fatal) On two occasions we relieved a very unhygienic battalion, who left the area filthy and alive with rats and mice. Unburied bodies outside the wire in one place as well, which meant a lot of work just to clean up the place and make it disease free.

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