They Shall Not Grow Old

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They Shall Not Grow Old

Post by bombtech » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:55 pm

For those interested in the pre jerry can era of petrol containment, the limited release documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, has a few bits. There are a few scenes of imperial two gallon tins in use, including one where two soldiers are drinking from it! Mention is made of course about petrol flavoured tea, and how new motorized transport was to warfare. Make sure to note the colour of the cans! The Great War has always fascinated me, I got my first WW1 uniform at age 14 and could wear it. Later in my Army career I was an EOD team leader on a large clean up of WW1 chemical munitions at American University called, Operation Spring Valley. It is a shame the Great War is most often passed over in the modern education of Americas youth. If you can catch a showing or get the DVD when it comes out, you may agree this film is a great insight into the conflict.
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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:36 pm

I would not want to serve in any Army that did not provision separate containers for POL, and Water.
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