Rhodesian Soldier: Rhodesian Bush War
“I saw a few men die during the war, and they always pissed themselves when they died. I know you can’t help it, but seems exceptionally degrading to me. I always, always made a point to stop and take a piss and shit whenever we had the chance in the bush. My fear was I’d be shot, you see, and I’d piss my trousers like a child. I did it so often, that my bladder has shrank to what I assume is the size of an acorn.
To this day, I still piss as soon as I feel even the slightest need to, and I start to panic if I can’t find a lavatory. I don’t know why I get so worried. It’s an old war habit that I can’t seem to shove off. I feel like an old man now, and maybe I am. The war was ages ago, but I still almost piss my trousers once a day.”
Anonymous Selous Scout. Rhodesian Bush War. 1976.
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