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5RAR soldiers crossing a creek Creek Crossing 2nd Tour


A Digger of B Company negotiating a crossing over a deep and swiftly flowing creek. In the wet season the men were continually wet for days, sometimes weeks on end and this would cause the flesh to peel from your feet and you would frequently break out in sores. You counted yourself lucky if you could cross a stream on a fallen log. To wade across would assure you of picking up unwanted hitch hikers in the form of blood-sucking leeches as thick as your thumb and difficult to remove.

 

 

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