Saturday, 4 May 2013

Blankets

Gallipoli was ok,
hot weather dust and insects
France was another story
Cold wet mud to your armpits and
Never warm

They took away the blankets
For reason, end of season
Older diggers from hot areas froze
Not coping well with the wet and
Exhausted

The officer wrote to keep a blanket for each man
Allowed until a certain date
Then all had to be returned
Rolled up in sets of ten and
Accounted for

War is more
than mud and blood and tears
It's staff and supply management
on tremendous scale and
Bottom line

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