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A Soldier Life

Auhtor: Edwin Rundle

Language: english

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Review by Michael Gallagher, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Soldier Life':

... to occupy the Royal barracks. I again resumed my duties as drill instructor. We were considerably under the strength, having left a large number ...
... McKinstry, who had commanded us for the last ten years. He always took a deep interest in the regiment, and did all in his power to make us comfortable ...
... city at that time. We gave entertainments at the fort occasionally. There was excellent talent among the men and it was always put to good use. The ...
... used by Professor McLaren. The High School Inspectors, Messrs. Seath and Hodgson, agreed with me that it was the best. Their reports were always satisfactory, ...
... of a British force, in which my old regiment was brigaded, in the Afghan war.] Just before sunset on the twentieth of November, 1878, the ...
... soil at every step slipping away from under the feet of men, mules and bullocks, retarding the advance of the two former and almost bringing the ...
... rushing down the hillside, and Jenkins fell back upon Pani Pal to report what he had seen and heard. The news that the main body of the division ...
... I entered upon my duties full of life and ambition, determined to become a good mechanic, and at the end of five years my progress toward that end ...
... in command and posted the sentries. I was also relieved from fatigue duties and other work the private has to do. I drew the Company B rations and ...
... bands were playing the familiar tunes of Good-bye, sweetheart, and The girl I left behind me. The train moved out amid much cheering and bands ...
... were introduced and used in the French and German armies. At Christmas I obtained a furlough to visit my people at Penryn. The next day after ...
... the officer paused the prisoner was very pale and trembling. Continuing, the brigade-major read: But in consideration of the prisoner's youth Her ...
... the same answer. So we trudged on looking anxiously for church spires and chimney tops. At last we saw the long-looked-for halting place, and Naas ...
... was among them. We had received orders to the effect that as soon as the hired transport steamships Cleopatra and Mauritius were ready, we ...
... share the fate of the horses, and the daily sight of the dead animals was certainly not very encouraging. However, the mutiny was the most absurd undertaking ...
... age of seventeen he was gazetted ensign and went to the front almost immediately. I said good-bye to Captain Hunter, and Lieutenant Gamble (who, ...
... When we arrived in a warmer climate we took our blankets on deck and slept there, but the men were not allowed on the quarter-deck. Captain ...
... but he did not obey. Again he was ordered to do so. Instead he drew his bayonet and made a dash for the sergeant, who escaped to the corridor, followed ...
... of the prisoner's corps was the prosecuting officer, but for this, the highest court, a judge advocate was appointed, who conducted the case for the ...
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