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Posted By: George Papavgeris
04-Sep-13 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: The Widow's Uniform (uploaded)
Subject: RE: The Widow's Uniform (uploaded)
The Widow's Uniform - Part 9 of 15:

The Young British Soldier

Poor, uneducated and ingenuous, the raw recruit to service overseas faced as many fatal hazards off the battlefield as on it. Kipling records, with candid accuracy, the wise counsel of an experienced survivor, down to the famous and brutal last stanza.