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Monday, 3 April 2017

Underaged Soldiers of the Great War
Topic: Humour

Underaged Soldiers of the Great War

That under-aged soldier you're feeling all that sympathy for isn't anything like that kid you know today:

15 Years Old, in:

19172017
Left school after grade 6, bravely facing reality because he needed to go to work to help support the family.Got anxious because he was attending an new school for Grade 7.
Thought about joining the army at 15 after working full time for two years.Thought that two hours helping mom in the garden was a hard labour punishment.
Went to the recruiting sergeant, lied about his age, and joined the army.Lied about his age on the internet to join a Call of Duty clan.
Sent two-thirds of his monthly pay, $20, home to mother. Expects $20 spending money every week from parents, and any other time he "needs" it.
Slept in a tent in a training camp for six months, getting up at 6 a.m. every day for military training.Went camping overnight and panicked when his phone battery died.
Ate bully beef and hard tack in the trenches.Complained because there was pineapple on the pizza.
Went to a red light district with other soldiers, and got VD.Got tongue-tied when a girl spoke to him.
Felt angry, after a year in the trenches, when pulled out for being found out as under-aged and put in a young soldiers battalion.Felt angry when not allowed into an "R" rated movie.
Will go home after the war with medals and a swagger.Will think about swaggering into a recruiting center and expect to go straight to the Special Forces on the basis of his Call of Duty experience.

Researching Canadian Soldiers of the First World War


Posted by regimentalrogue at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 2 April 2017 9:15 PM EDT

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