Tuesday 29 May 2018

Manners Maketh Man

Wednesday 29th May 1918

The 1st/5th Battalion is near Jaffa in Palestine. Two companies are in the front line, with two in support. Yesterday morning the commanding officer initiated a series of lectures for young officers. Your correspondent expected these to be along the lines of commanding in the field, enforcing discipline or platoon level tactics but the first lecture was on mess etiquette.

Source: X550/6/8

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