A Little Garrison: A Realistic Novel of German Army Life of To-day

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F. A. Stokes, 1904 - World War, 1914-1918 - 308 pages
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Page 93 - Oh, of course; don't be afraid. I never betray my pals!" "Well, then, I will tell you. This is the second time I am in command of the reserves. Last time we had a whole lot of one year's volunteers amongst them, mostly well-to-do farmer boys. You remember
Page 93 - I would n't be such an ass as to give them their pay, their uniform allowance, and so on; they don't care about those measly few coins. Scheller, besides, gave me a chance to make some money outside of that. The last night before he had finished his two years, I happened to inspect his quarters, it...
Page 91 - Christmas?" asked Roth of his friend. " Don't know yet," Schmitz replied, with a shrug of his shoulders. " I should like to, for I have n't been outside this dirty hole of a town for two years; but it is hardly worth my while to undertake such a long trip for the few days, for I don't suppose I should get more than a week off, and it takes me fortyeight hours to reach my home — it's at the other end of the world, you know...
Page 296 - HM does not consider the fact that to place such doubtful elements in large numbers into that sort of garrison renders them even more harmful than if they were sent to larger garrisons, where they would be subjected to the influence of respectable and well-bred comrades.
Page 187 - Because his wife had deceived him, the army code forced him to next expose himself to the bullet of her seducer, instead of simply expelling the latter from the army and giving him a much-needed period of reflection in jail.
Page 119 - I wish you well, and if I can be of any service to you, you know where to find me.
Page x - Great died, leaving an army that he had raised to the pinnacle of fame. With this army he had faced and vanquished, standing at bay against almost the whole of continental Europe, his powerful foes.
Page xxviii - ... might be urged, in this country at least, on the score of clean literary taste.
Page xii - Indeed it seems likely that this little book will indirectly be the means of the moral reformation of the entire German army.
Page 296 - This continual gossip, these ceaseless bickerings, are enough to destroy the temper and, to some extent, the reputation of an angel. Add to this the fact that all sorts of men ' with a past' are stuck into these little garrisons, and the mischief is done.

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