A Surgeon in Khaki

Longmans, Green & Company, 1915 - 279 páginas
In the following pages an attempt is made to record, however imperfectly, some of the scenes, and the impressions formed, during those great days of 1914 when our army was fighting so stubbornly and against such odds in France and Flanders [...]. The narrative includes my experiences at Le Havre, Harfleur, and the battle of the Marne, the march to the Aisne, the wait on the Aisne, the move across France to the new lines behind La Bassée, and the final move to Flanders not far from Ypres.

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Página 17 - And you, good yeomen, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture ; let us swear That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
Página 154 - Let me have men about me that are fat ; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. Yond' Cassius has a lean and hungry look ; He thinks too much : such men are dangerous.
Página 218 - To prohibit the use of bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope, of which the envelope does not entirely cover the core, or is pierced with incisions.
Página 199 - ... stated that they had never experienced such a bombardment as that which preluded the assault on Neuve Chapelle. Many were still taking refuge in their dug-outs when our troops reached their trenches, and in the village several were captured in cellars before they had realized that we were upon them. One wounded Prussian officer, of a particularly offensive and truculent type which is not uncommon, expressed the greatest contempt for our methods. " You do not fight. You murder,
Página 196 - We love as one, we hate as one We have one foe and one alone — England!
Página 278 - But shall thy legal rage pursue The wretch, already crushed low By cruel Fortune's undeserved blow? Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
Página 218 - The contracting parties engage mutually to renounce, in case of war among themselves, the employment by their military or naval troops of any projectile of a weight below 400 grams which is either explosive or charged with fulminating or inflammable substances.
Página 12 - Cook's son Duke's son - son of a belted Earl Son of a Lambeth publican - it's all the same today! Each of 'em doing his country's work...
Página 249 - Indians; we explore the heavens above, the earth beneath, and the waters under the earth — all these we do, and much more without the waving of bloody shirts or the planting of party platforms.
Página 210 - ... feet in hot water and giving them gruel, my reply, I regret to say, was considered totally unfit for publication. As if war could be civilized! If I'm in command when war breaks out I shall issue my orders: " The essence of war is violence." " Moderation in war is imbecility." " Hit first, hit hard, and hit anywhere.

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