Lice, "chats" call them what you want. In WW1 everyone in the Front Line was lousey, it didn't matter whether they were on the Western Front, Gallipoli, Salonika or Italy. It didn't take long once they were out in the field for those little chats to make the soldiers life miserable. In nearly every memoir on that war the soldiers mention them. Now, why don't we hear or read of LICE being a problem in WW2? I've just read "Tank Alert" by Ivor Astley (59th AT Regt 43rd Wessex Div.) Preparing to go to Normandy he was(page 13).... "fitted with 'anti-vermin' battledress." Was there an insecticide in this which added to more frequent baths than in WW1 keep them lice free? sapper, can you help?