Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases: Including Slang of the Trenches and the Air Force; British and American War-words and Service Terms and Expressions in Every-day Use; Nicknames, Sobriquets, and Titles of Regiments, with Their Origins; the Battle-honours of the Great War Awarded to the British Army
Edward Fraser, John Gibbons
G. Routledge and sons, Limited, 1925 - English language - 372 pages
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1st Battalion 2nd Battalion aeroplane Air Force Aisne Albert allusion Amiens Ancre Heights Arleux Armentières Arras Aubers Bailleul Bapaume Bassée Bazentin Beaurevoir Bellewaarde bluejacket's British Broodseinde Cambrai Canal du Nord Cateau Concert Party Corps Courtrai Delville Wood Doiran DRAGOONS Drocourt-Quéant Egypt enemy Épéhy Estaires expression Festubert Flers-Courcelette Foot France and Flanders French Frezenberg Fusiliers Gallipoli Gaza German Gheluvelt Grand Fleet Guards Guillemont Hazebrouck Hindenburg Line HUSSARS Jerusalem Julien Kemmel Kut al Amara Landing at Suvla Langemarck Le Cateau Light Infantry LONDON REGIMENT Loos Macedonia Marne Megiddo Menin Road Messines Morval Mughar name given Naval Nebi Samwil Neuve Chapelle Nicknames of Regiments Nonne Bosschen officers old Army Originally Palestine Passchendaele phrase Pilckem Poelcappelle Polygon Wood Pozières Pursuit to Mons Quentin Canal Retreat from Mons Rhyming slang rifle Rosières Royal Sambre Scarpe Scimitar Hill Selle Service shell soldier Somme Suvla Tell Asur Transloy troops Western Front word YEOMANRY Ypres
Page 13 - There is no other course open 'to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man; 'there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall, and believing in 'the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on to the end. The safety 'of our homes and the freedom of mankind depend alike upon the conduct 'of each one of us at this critical moment.
Page 252 - Government was terrible to a degree; just for a word — "neutrality," a word which in war time had so often been disregarded — just for a scrap of paper, Great Britain was going to make war on a kindred nation who desired nothing better than to be friends with her.
Page 136 - ... You are ordered abroad as a soldier of the King to help our French comrades against the invasion of a common enemy. You have to perform a task which will need your courage, your energy, your patience. Remember that the honour of the British Army depends on your individual conduct. "It will be your duty not only to set an example of discipline and perfect steadiness under fire, but also to maintain the most friendly relations with those whom you are helping in this struggle.
Page 135 - You are leaving home to fight for the safety and honour of my Empire. Belgium, whose country we are pledged to defend, has been attacked, and France is about to be invaded by the same powerful foe. I have implicit confidence in you, my soldiers. Duty is your watchword, and I know your duty will be nobly done. I shall follow your every movement with the deepest interest, and mark with eager satisfaction your daily progress.
Page 136 - ... of my confidence that under your direction they will revive and renew the old glories of the royal navy, and prove once again the sure shield of Britain and of her empire in the hour of trial.
Page 115 - We love as one, we hate as one, We have one foe and one alone — ENGLAND...
Page 137 - Your duty cannot be done unless your health is sound. So keep constantly on your guard against any excesses. In this new experience you may find temptations in wine and women. You must entirely resist both temptations, and, while treating all women with perfect courtesy, you should avoid any intimacy, " Do your duty bravely. " Fear God. " Honour the King.
Page 137 - Be invariably courteous, considerate and kind. Never do anything likely to injure or destroy property, and always look upon looting as a disgraceful act. You are sure to meet with a welcome and to be trusted ; your conduct must justify that welcome and that trust. Your duty cannot be done unless your health is sound. So keep constantly on your guard against any excesses.
Page 217 - A Wise Old Owl A wise old owl lived in an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard: Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
Page 116 - You will we hate with a lasting hate, We will never forego our hate, Hate by water and hate by land, Hate of the head and hate of the hand, Hate of the hammer and hate of the Crown. Hate of the seventy millions choking down. We love as one, we hate as one, We have one foe and one alone: England!