Newfoundland At Armageddon

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“The sun is almost up. The boys are already cleaning the gangplank. Quick now, I've got to pack up my bunk. I managed a few hours sleep last night but my stomach is still upset. This damned diarrhea will not quit. Yesterday, the captain gave me a shot of brandy to see if it would help but it did nothing. My gut is wracked with pain.”

Edward

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Dreaded Diarrhea

“My shadow is shrinking so it must be just after noon. Even with my new lighter uniform, I feel like I'm swimming in my own sweat. This bloody heat sticks in my throat; it's stifling! All I want is water. If the training doesn't end soon, I'm going to die of thirst and just fade away.”

Edward

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The Sun and the Sphinx

“At last… a beer! Bleh... it's undrinkable. It tastes like camel piss. Here come the Australians. They're heading to the chic Shepheard Hotel. Let's go with them. That place must have good, cold beer because it's where the officers go. Good, no regimental police around. We should have just enough time for a couple of beers before they find us and arrest us.”

Edward

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the Military Hierarchy

“Things are never boring when the Australians are around. We were chatting about how much we wanted to see the Pyramids and before we knew it, they had stopped a tram, thrown out the driver and we were on our way. They stop at nothing! And the Pyramids were more impressive than we imagined. We had to take off our boots to go inside. Hey, what's this guy doing with our boots?! He wants a ransom! But the guys won't pay. Our hands (and feet!) are tied… The games have begun!”

Edward

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The « serious » soldiers and the rebels

“I took a walk through the Red Light District… what they call “the Wazzir”. I got a bit hot under the collar which had nothing to do with the weather! Some of the boys took advantage of what was being offered, but I declined. The last thing I want is to come home with syphilis.”

Edward

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Sexually transmitted diseases