Mark VII in Halloy - October, 1916
from A Subaltern on the Somme, page 118:
A day of sun and cool wind, perfect for marching, and the luck to be at the head of the column, immediately behind our newly formed drum-and-fife band, made the march to Halloy a pleasure. The noble band is only eight flutes, six bugles and six drums; but a little band goes a long way to shorten the road: even its failures, greeted with cheering, help men to keep their eyes off the “Boots-boots-boots-boots movin’ up and down again!”
Mark VII, A Subaltern on the Somme (New York, 1928), p. 118. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401869754466 accessed: 31 March, 2023
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Max (Mark) Plowman served with the 10th Yorkshire regiment. Invalided home in 1917, he was the only serving soldier to be court-martialled for refusing to return to fight. He later became a pacifist.
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:15:54 +0100