By this time I could understand a few words of their strange language, and when the colonel asked me if I would prefer to remain at the post as his body servant, I signified my willingness as emphatically as possible, for I had seen enough of the brutality of the common soldiers
toward their white slaves to have no desire to start out upon a march of unknown length, chained by the neck, and driven on by the great whips that a score of the soldiers carried to accelerate the speed of their charges.
No one except the King may go in or out, for it is prophesied that she will marry a common soldier
, and the King cannot submit to that.
It an't so much of a catch, after looking out so sharp ever since she was a little chit, and costing such a deal in dress and show, to get a poor, common soldier
, with one arm, is it, mim?
Consequently he has made a unique contribution to literature in his portrayals, in both prose and verse, of the English common soldier
and of English army life on the frontiers of the Empire.
The governor, Lopez, was a common soldier
at the time of the revolution; but has now been seventeen years in power.
One was the common soldier
with the coffee, who said simply: "I will act for you, sir.
Drawing on official and published sources, military and labor histories, and memoirs, this book relates the working experiences of common soldiers
pursuing pre-enlistment employment within the British army from 1790 to 1914 in specialized trades, as well as their attitudes and class conflicts, illustrating how class pervaded the structure of the army at every level, as the rank and file were treated worse than officers.
Manuel's story vividly describes his hatred of war, his contempt for leaders on both sides that allowed the bloodletting to drag on, and his empathy for common soldiers
on both sides.
However, as the eighteenth century drew to a close, not only kings but also common soldiers
were gaining access to glory.
should be guided to embrace the reform.
In "Sumter After the First Shots: The Untold Story of America's Most Famous Fort until the End of the Civil War", journalist and Civil War historian Derek Smith deftly recounts the bombardments, naval battles, and amphibious attacks waged for possession of Fort Sumter, Charleston, and its harbor; focuses on the human element, from squabbling Confederate and Union commanders to the common soldiers
inside the fort, to the men and women of Charleston; and features notable figures such as Robert E.
Alfie is delighted when his unit are picked for a special raid but as he sees more of war he begins to understand just how brutal it is and that 'the Hun' are people too; and he also begins to realise that the common soldiers
are viewed as expendable, as much weapons themselves as the guns and bayonets they use.