There was a 1995 movie made about the camp, "The Brylcreem Boys", with Gabriel Byrne, which featured those details you just described. I believe it's available on DVD or video.
I've seen the film (on TV). The names in the film were fictious, but the situations shown were quite likely.
Here is the link on the film, it shows that the film is available on video.
and here another link with more historical background. http://www.columbus.com.lb/columbus/lib/brylcreem_boys_the.htm