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Flogging and Courage: the British Army 1800-81

Discipline in the British Army was sadistic. There was institutional savagery with floggings and public execution occurring so frequently they were normalised. The army had a subliminal desire to ‘toughen’ up soldiers for the ordeals that lay ahead of them. … Continue reading

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Hindsight

Nothing prepares the mortal soul For regimented lines of limestone, Paced in shell shocked silence, broken Only by distant birdsong competing for attention. Skylarks now the screaming shells, broadcasting, Recounting war torn stories of loss, valour and pain. A chaotic … Continue reading

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