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These Carmelite deserts could also be classified as anchoritic, which comes from the Greek anakhoretes, which also means "solitary," so that anchorites and hermits were solitary people (so far, so good) who lived in relatively lush deserted places (this is where the problems start).
PRIVATE ISAAC REID, 20, 2 Scots Guards, deserted during the attack on Neuve Chapelle.
PRIVATE ROBERT SIMMERS, 25, 2 Battalion 3 Division Royal Scots Guards, deserted. Shot 19.5.1918.
The movie opens on a crisply shot, tautly edited sequence in which Simone speeds along a deserted highway, falling asleep at the wheel and awakening upside-down in her demolished car.