Gustav wrote:The desert war was a lot about logistics in a land with few and roads and a key part of that was ofcourse supplying water along with petrol and chow. So tasks realted to logistics might be finding water, carry water/food/fuel, try to get vehicles moving that have been stuck in the sand, beg, borrow and/or steal petrol for their vehicle(s) and the like. There were also a lot of recovery work, retrieving damaged vehicles of both allied and axis origin for salvage. In addition to this there were the usual engineering tasks like building fortifications, roads and airstrips, clearing and constructiong minefields and probably a hundred more things that I don't know of.
Besides fighting the axis the soldier also fought flies, dysenteria and heat while trying to survive on a small amount of water.
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