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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 11:53 AM
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6. I remember on a TV programme a chaplain saying that a
particular sergeant-major was executed, actually, because he was too brave. He saw so much action, leading by example, that he ended up shell-shocked (doubtless also wounded many times).

Nor was he the only British soldier shot for his repeated outstanding courage under fire. However, it's all of a piece with the moral turpitude of the pre-war British monied classes, still unapologetic imperialists, at home (the British working class being the last of the colonies), as well as abroad. Very many of their own sons, however, were to pay the ultimate price in that war.
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