Captain Jake Easonsmith, and an unidentified trooper take a moment to
filed strip and clean an M1928 Thompson. The desert had a habit of getting
into every nook and cranny of weapons and men. A dirty weapon led to jams
at the worst possible time. A dirty body led to desert sores, lice and
other not so nice ailments. Easonsmith would go on to command the LRDG
but was KIA during Operation Leopard on the Greek island of Leros.