Alex and John relished the physical work and both were made corporals. They went to London on leave, ate well, walked through the parks, eyed the girls and left their departure to the last possible moment. s As they made their way to Paddington train station there was an air raid and they sheltered in an Undeground station until the mournful All Clear sounded. They walked past a bombed building and heard an air raid warden say, There are people in there but there is no hope of getting them out. Alex asked him where the victims were and the warden pointed to a pile of rubbish and said, They are further in but it is too late the whole building will collapse any minute. Half a sec, said Alex, there looks like an opening on the side. He put his pack down grabbed the man's torch and pointing to some timber and bricks, said John, let's give it a go. Comw here and help me clear this. John said, You're still a crazy logger but I can't leave you to be buried alone.