How old idol helped us soldiers stay idle

October 2014
Daily Mail;10/14/2014, p60
AWHITE-FACED Hindu rain god stood outside the dhobi tent (the camp laundry) staring in stony-faced reverie. It was a figure of ridicule as far as we were concerned. I was serving in Malaya at the time. One night we ended up stupid drunk in the NAAFI, which wasn't very wise as we had a parachute jump to do early in the morning.


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