Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 1914 - With the Irish Guards

Army Base Post Office - November 1914
"Do not take any notice of me being wounded because if I was I would have let you know and I cannot think what the War Office is doing frightening people."

Kipling: "The Battalion had been practically wiped out and reconstructed in a month. They had been cramped in wet mud till they had almost forgotten the use of their legs: their rifles, clothing, equipment, everything except their morale and the undefeated humour with which they had borne their burden, needed renewal or repair."

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