Here is another digger with an enviable fighting record. He learnt his
craft in WW2 and polished it up in some serious fighting in Korea.
was taken following the move from The Hinge, and being platoon sgt. he is
of course tarted-up.
Note he even has his own clothes line and appears to
have scrounged enough water to wash something. The tent in the background
was made by joining two ponchos together, they only ever kept the sun off
you and your mate. Looks like Joe has something more substantial, goes
with the territory of platoon HQ no doubt!
Old Joe was mightily browned
off with me one night, when by some chance we found ourselves about 1000
yards in front of The Hinge. Just as dark was descending and we were
trying to figure out where we would be hit from first. Joe caught me
absentmindedly stripping and cleaning my Owen gun. He was not pleased and
told me so in a most uncouth manner.