I think I understand what you said Dennis. Kind of like real terror but you can't show it. Being with people on an ice flow and parts keep breaking off and floating away taking others with it. Soon, you know they are 'out there' but can't see or reach them.
If we are still talking about the daily life of the soldier this long after that 'war', it must mean we are still trying to grasp the scope of what they faced doing their job and the worry about what they didn't know was going on at home. I want to know how any of them came out of it with their sanity intact?