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Day: August 4, 2014

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The “Nut” Squad

To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Legion Magazine is delving through its archives to find first-hand reports of the war and the men and women who showed their mettle during four long years of fighting. Each week we will post a new selection from a past issue written by those who were there to experience it.   The “Nut” Squad By “Dileas-Gu-Brath” September 1926 Do you remember the guy in your platoon that always had a habit of doing a left-turn when the command was “right-turn,” or who couldn’t help saluting the R.S.M., or doing some other stunt the direct opposite of what was intended? Just about every platoon of the C.E.F. had one or two such men. It wasn’t always that they didn’t have the grey matter to understand an order or observe an instruction – i...

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