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Bullets & Billets

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,207 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.7
LoC Categories: U,
Downloads: 1,109
Added to site: 2006.01.20 12589
Genres: War, History

I do not claim any unique quality for theseexperiences. Many thousands have had thesame. I have merely, by request, made arecord of my times out there, in the way thatthey appeared to me.

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Back I went to the station, and in due course rattled off in the train again towards the North.

A fearfully long journey we had, up to the Front! The worst of it was that nobody knew--or, if they did, wouldn't tell you--which way you were going, or how long it would take to get to your destination. For instance, we didn't know we were going to Rouen till we got there; and we didn't know we were going from Rouen to Boulogne until, after a night spent in the train, the whole outfit jolted and jangled into the Gare de Something, down by the wharf at that salubrious seaport.

We spent a complete day and part of an evening at Boulogne, as our train did not leave until midnight.

[Illustration: having a smoke]

I and another chap who was going to the next railhead to mine at the Front, went off together into the town and had lunch at a café in the High Street. We then strolled around the shops, buying a few things we needed. Not very attractive things either, but I'll mention them here to show how we th



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