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Posted: 3/12/2024 3:22:48 PM EDT
I read Alf Blackburn's Wartime Memoirs and he mentions the water rationing of 1 pint a day. It wasn't any better for the DAK and the Italians.

Does anyone know if the men who served there in any army had kidney stones later in life? I'd imagine it would be much higher for them since they couldn't hydrate as frequently.
Link Posted: 3/12/2024 3:33:00 PM EDT
[#1]
I'd be dead in 2 days, 3 max on a pint of water, I actually sweat when it is hot.
Link Posted: 3/12/2024 4:00:29 PM EDT
[#2]
I have never met anyone , but plenty of stories from both sides of the conflict of the severe water shortages results on their long term health.
Link Posted: 6/22/2024 7:45:41 PM EDT
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Many years ago my landlord in Germany was in the desert during the war. He would always walk around with an old thermos in his hand. I asked him if he really enjoyed coffee, I could go pick him up some at the BX.  He replied, not coffee, water, he never ever went anywhere without it.  

He then told me about his time in the Afrika Korp unser Rommel and how they were absolutely exhausted with no food nor water or munitions.  He had no use for munitions now, food he was ok with going without for a bit, but water.... water he carried everywhere. He had that thousand yard stare that i could tell he was thinking back about nearly dying of thirst many times.
Link Posted: 6/22/2024 8:53:19 PM EDT
[#4]
I imagine much silicosis of the lungs would be found from breathing large amounts of fine desert sand particles & dust.

Dust & sand is everywhere and on everything in the Western Desert.
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