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#4413572 - 03/29/18 08:17 PM Re: OT - visit to the front UPDATED 27/3 WITH MONTAUBAN AND THIEPVAL (SOMME) AND BERTINCOURT-VELU AERODROME [Re: Raine]  
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And to add to Raines account of the attack. not only did they jump off from the reserve trenches, but if you stand where the German trenches were, you can see that anyone approaching from the British trenches, because of the lay of the land, is silhouetted against the skyline. The Germans picked their ground well.
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#4413573 - 03/29/18 08:23 PM Re: OT - visit to the front UPDATED 27/3 WITH MONTAUBAN AND THIEPVAL (SOMME) AND BERTINCOURT-VELU AERODROME [Re: Raine]  
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Thx for sharing, Raine. You can feel the mood and terror of the past.

#4413677 - 03/30/18 12:04 PM Re: OT - visit to the front UPDATED 27/3 WITH MONTAUBAN AND THIEPVAL (SOMME) AND BERTINCOURT-VELU AERODROME [Re: Raine]  
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My visit to Verdun in 1983 changed my perspective on being a soldier. After that I made our unofficial motto "Prepared To Fight, But No Too Proud To Hide!", which was quite suitable for a Special Weapons Ordnance/MP unit at the time.


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On Time

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#4413723 - 03/30/18 02:44 PM Re: OT - visit to the front UPDATED 27/3 WITH MONTAUBAN AND THIEPVAL (SOMME) AND BERTINCOURT-VELU AERODROME [Re: MajorMagee]  
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Originally Posted by MajorMagee
My visit to Verdun in 1983 changed my perspective on being a soldier. After that I made our unofficial motto "Prepared To Fight, But No Too Proud To Hide!", which was quite suitable for a Special Weapons Ordnance/MP unit at the time.
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I love it! I've noticed a difference in leadership ethos between army (especially infantry) and navy. Naval officers who say "follow me" to their crew don't need to worry about checking over their shoulder a bit later to see if anyone is actually there.

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