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A Padre In France

Auhtor: George Birmingham

Language: english
Published: 1918

Genres:

fiction and literature,  war
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Review by C. F. Hill, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Padre In France':

... there were hospital trains. An Englishman would have written letters about the pressing need and there would not have been hospital trains for a long ...
... were only two ways in which the enemy worried us. His submarines occasionally raided the neighbourhood of our harbour. Then our letters were delayed ...
... I became aware that the whole business of the starting of this great supply train was almost perfectly organised, so well organised that it ran ...
... our clothes and sewed on buttons. She pressed us, anxiously, to remain tranquille for a proper period after meals. She did her best to teach us ...
... to health and not as an example of the way to make rules work. The spirit of the camp was most excellent. Regulations were never pressed beyond the ...
... food. They lived under conditions of great discomfort. It was everybody's business to curse and strafe them. I do not remember that any one ever ...
... cheering in half an hour. In the end we rocked in our seats and howled tumultuously when the sergeant-major, a portly man of great dignity, was dragged ...
... L. went to great trouble in providing amusements for the men. Here she worked against great difficulties. An organisation like the Y.M.C.A. has control ...
... behind plate glass from any weather, sits a general. Another motor follows and still others. British staff officers and military attach'es from allied ...
... been an old woman. Her youngest child was a baby in a cradle, but she looked fifty or more. Loss of youth and beauty is a heavy price for a woman ...
... If you did you wouldn't stay. We're prisoners, sir, waiting to be sent off for Field Punishment No. 1. The story often finishes at that point, ...
... for a martyr as for a criminal. There is a stir among the men. A lady, heavily cloaked and waterproofed, made a slow progress through the room, ...
... a member of the Russian Church, but on Sundays he attended the services which I conducted. He used to sit as near me as he could and I always found ...
... impression on him than I did on my first head master. Mr. Waterfield put me in his lowest class. The Deputy-Chaplain-General sent me to the remotest ...
... instructors in all kind of military arts, A.S.C. men, and the men of a camp known as Base Horse Transport. The army authorities have been laughed ...
... soldiers stormed Jericho with the sound of trumpets in their ears. Cromwell's men sang psalms as they went forward. Montrose's highlanders charged ...
... people. Even the A.S.C. officers were above reproach. They looked like men who were satisfied at having discovered the best and cheapest dinner ...
... goes along, and often succeeds in arriving at the end of the journey with only half the things he ought to have. Yet he goes to war with few ...
... Corporal Smith is a popular favourite. We know his worth as a singer, demand and applaud him. But there are other candidates for favour. Before ...
... of the huts and to inquire into the causes of its failure. I am inclined to think that the matter is quite easily understood. There is less aggressive ...