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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: mack on September 09, 2019, 03:30:43 AM

Title: 2nd manchesters
Post by: mack on September 09, 2019, 03:30:43 AM
just before a trench raid by the battalion,they were given a hot meal and then ordered to remove all badges+titles,documents and ID discs

removing badges and documents ican understand,taking off their ID discs is plain stupid,but its not uncommon,i came across something similar during the fighting in 1916,what surprised me,was the hot meal,i always assumed that it wasn't the done thing before a scrap,in case of a stomach wound,which could lead to peritonitis

mack