Soldiers 200 mile desert walk. Part 3 of 3.

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Skin, Trooper Ronald Joseph Moore, 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.
When he had sixty or seventy miles to go he was picked up by Free French army personnel on February 10 1941. His comrade who was wounded in the throat and failed on the eighth day of the trek died after being found by the French. The wound in the throat was the reason for his death. The chap who dropped out on the fourth day was found a day earlier than Skin in a very bad state.

Skin lost 28 pounds weight over the ten days and was treated by a Free
French Doctor and when well enough was taken to Khartoum by bomber, a
journey that lasted ten hours, and then by train and boat for four days
back to Base.

His comments at the end sums up his feelings "I am ready for another
trip".

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Year 1941

Reference number 12072

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Moore, Ronald Joseph

Duration 00:01:49

Date 27 Jan 1941

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