WW1 Digger History Podcast

True accounts of the First World War / The Great War / WWI as told by the soldiers themselves!



episode 9: Ugly smelly creatures Bluegum Part 9

In 1916 the Imperial Camel fought the Ottoman backed revolt by the Senussi in the Western Desert of Egypt. Oliver talks about training, patrols, deaths and near deaths from lack of water, including the ultimately pointless act of self-sacrifice by a British Pilot in the desert. We meet their 'hooshta' and hear how the Aussies hated these animals at first.


 2022-04-24  31m