Souls In Khaki; Being A Personal Investigation Into Spiritual Experiences And Sources Of Heroism…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byArthur Edward Copping

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII IN THE TRENCHES Two typical casualties--Invalids bashfully grinning--Their bullet wounds--Comments of the kindly surgeon--What became of the beef-tea--My night in a dug-out--Mistaken for the Colonel--A terrifying tail--Broken slumbers--An appetising breakfast--Setting forth with the Captain--War landscape--Wading through the trenches--Our men under fire--The dead lad--Bodies in the parapet--A peep at the shattered "International"--Thirty yards from the foe. Standing beside the surgeon, I soon was gazing at the two stricken soldiers who, aided by strong supporting arms, arrived on foot. They did not look like casualties, except that one man showed a helpless left arm, from which the sleeve of his tunic had been cut away, and that the other man had a bandage about his head. For the rest, each healthy pink face wore a placid, slightly apologetic, and distinctly self-conscious expression. "Well, now," murmured the sympathetic surgeon, when the man with an injured arm was seated under a brilliant light, "a bullet wound, I suppose?" "Yes, sir," replied the grinning invalid; and a minute later the surgeon's keen scissors had removed the slit shirt sleeve and he had withdrawn the first dressings. Thus were revealed two wounds which, although less than half an hour had elapsed since they were inflicted, had ceased to bleed, showed no inflammation, and were, in fact, already well on the way to heal. The bullet, entering at the vaccinator's favourite muscle, had emerged through the shoulder, and then no doubt continued on its journey--perhaps as one of those that went whizzing by as I walked along the slippery duck boards. Almost before the surgeon could say what he wanted, assistants were at his elbow with lotions, lint, and other wholesome-smelling me...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII IN THE TRENCHES Two typical casualties--Invalids bashfully grinning--Their bullet wounds--Comments of the kindly ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217997309

ISBN - 13:9780217997300

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