I'm 19 with the 33rd Airborne in the Saudi Arabian desert. We're in a small Troop and I'm driving a '56 - state of the art - Landover - it's all very hot - one of the hottest places in the world - we have no mechanical back-up and we guess the AA won't readily respond!
We're in deep sand - amongst other things - and the brake pedal starts playing up. Then slowly the brakes lock on and I can't move. What happened? - I don't know - but I assumed it was the fluid expanding somehow because of the intense heat.
I leant down below the drivers seat and took the radical step of disconnecting a brake pipe - just to get us moving. I drove - with no footbrake, relying on the soft deep sand and the handbrake. That almost 'new' Landover might still be parked in a tent - on blocks in Aden for all I know - some sixty years later - and I'm still playing around with brake pipes and fluid.
Some things don't change. All lessons of life, you never know when you'll need them.