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Captain David Moriarity, 80th, KIA Ntombe
This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
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PostSubject: Drinking Water   Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:48 pm

Not sure if this has been covered before. But did the troops carrying water purifying tablets or similar. Or was the water boiled or did they just collect water from the rivers and drink. ( I'm just thinking about water-born diseases )

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PostSubject: Re: Drinking Water   Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:12 pm

Hi Dave,

My dad thinks that Water tablets where not around at that time. Boiling it seems the most likly way they cleaned it, however i think i remember an account from Hamilton-Browne who said that they had water from a stream that seemed brackish, but they drank it anyway.


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PostSubject: Drinking Water.   Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:46 pm

Hi Dave / DB14 .
I'm certain this has been covered but as always not sure where it is . I do remember posting something
on this subject a while ago .
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PostSubject: Re: Drinking Water   Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:47 pm

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PostSubject: Drinking Water.   Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:24 pm

Hi Impi.
Thanks for finding the thread on Water / Waterbottle etc . Ian Knight covers the water aspect in his
book ' A Companion To The AZW ' under the topic of disease . Someone who knows how to scan
and post may do so for us that are computer challenged ................ Me being one firmly in that camp !!.
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