Cavalry of the Clouds

Author: Alan Bott
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,247 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Category: UG
Downloads: 738
Added to site: 2010.02.08
mnybks.net#: 26597
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, Non-fiction
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laced on a pedestal.

"Many thanks for an extra fortnight in England," says the subaltern-who-knows; "we're not going till June the twenty-seventh."

The adjutant, light duty, is replaced by an adjutant, general service. Mobilisation stores begin to trickle into the quartermaster's reservoir. But on June 27 the stores are far from ready, and July 6 is miraged as the next Date. This time it looks like business. The war equipment is completed, except for the identity discs.

On July 4 a large detachment departs, after twelve hours' notice, to replace casualties in France. Those remaining in the now incomplete unit grow wearily sarcastic. More last leave is granted. The camp is given over to rumour. An orderly, delivering a message to the C.O. (formerly stationed in India) at the latter's quarters, notes a light cotton tunic and two sun-helmets. Sun-helmets? Ah, somewhere East, of course. The men tell each other forthwith that their destination has been changed to Mesopotamia.

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