Soldiers 200 mile desert walk. Part 2 of 3.

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New Zealand soldier identified only by the nickname Skin, continues his story about when he walked 200 miles over the desert with only fourteen pints of water between himself and his three companions and no food at all. His escape journey lasted ten days.
One of the men was wounded in the throat and Skin had a neat hole through his right foot.
They set off in a SW direction and rationed the water to a quarter of a pint a day for each man. For 3 days they travelled night and day covering 100 miles. On the fourth day one of the men collapsed and they had to leave him. On the eighth day the wounded man collapsed and they had to leave him on the desert. Later they were seen by a French army plane which raised their hopes.

Part three of this recording is on record 12072.

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Year 1941

Reference number 12071

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Moore, Ronald Joseph

Duration 00:03:09

Date 27 Jan 1941

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