|Captain Henry Barker
Tell me about the Quetta earthquake.
Oh that was another horrible thing. I was in barracks and it happened about 3 minutes past 3 in the morning and I could feel my bed sliding all the way down the barrack room because the beds were on wheels, and when I got up and had a look outside the ruins was out of this world. Then the next day the whole Battalion was digging out bodies, countless bodies. On one occasion we were digging, a chappy said, "Down there bibi", that's his wife, and when we got down there we found a little box with about tuppence in it, and that's all he wanted was the tuppence, digging for nothing. We used to pile the bodies on what they call AT carts, 6 high and about that wide, and cart them off, dead bodies, poor soldiers.