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We are treading onto non-PC terrain here.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:21 PM
Perhaps this is a case of unfair caricature : a proper statistical analysis is required.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:22 AM
Within the British armed forces the the RN/RM & later the RAF know the British soldier not as Tommy but Pongo
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:41 AM
'Wherever the army goes, the pong goes' to give its roots.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:38 AM
WW I was probably the first major war where more soldiers died from war wounds than disease.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:45 PM
replying a bit late to this topic, but I have just started reading about the French side of the Great War, which I will be studying from now on.
I have just read Horne's exellent book and I am reading " a French soldiers War Diary" and I am of the opinion that if the French soldier lacked hygene one wondered if the poor soul had any choice?!, the truly appaulling way in which he was treated by those above him beggars belief even for the times, allowing for the rural background of the French soldier, this military man was probably the worst treated of any surely?.