CHAPTER XIII
MY FIRST OFFICIAL BATH

RIGHT behind our rest billet was a large creek about ten feet deep and twenty feet across, and it was a habit of the company to avail themselves of an opportunity to take a swim and at the same time thoroughly wash themselves and their underwear when on their own. We were having a spell of hot weather, and these baths to us were a luxury. The Tommies would splash around in the water and then come out and sit in the sun and have what they termed a "shirt hunt." At first we tried to drown the "cooties," but they also seemed to enjoy the bath.

One Sunday morning, the whole section was in the creek and we were having a gay time, when the Sergeant-Major appeared on the scene. He came to the edge of the creek and ordered: "Come out of it. Get your equipment on, 'Drill order,' and fall in for bath parade. Look lively my

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  • Title Page i
  • To My Mother and My Sister iii
  • Foreword v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Over the Top 1
  • Chapter II- Blighty to Rest Billets 12
  • Chapter III- I Go to Church 24
  • Chapter IV- "Into the Trench" 27
  • Chapter V- Mud, Rats, and Shells 33
  • Chapter VI- "Back of the Line" 39
  • Chapter VII- Rations 46
  • Chapter VIII- The Little Wooden Cross 54
  • Chapter IX- Suicide Annex 60
  • Chapter X- "The Day''s Work" 63
  • Chapter XI- Over the Top 69
  • Chapter XII- Bombing 78
  • Chapter XIII- My First Official Bath 87
  • Chapter XIV- Picks and Shovels 92
  • Chapter XV- Listening Post 103
  • Chapter XVI- Battery D 238 108
  • Chapter XVII- Out in Front 131
  • Chapter XVIII- Staged under Fire 135
  • Chapter XIX- On His Own 145
  • Chapter XX- "Chats with Fritz" 158
  • Chapter XXI- About Turn 167
  • Chapter XXII- Punishments and Machine-Gun Stunts 177
  • Chapter XXIII- Gas Attacks and Spies 187
  • Chapter XXIV- The Firing Squad 204
  • Chapter XXV- Preparing for the Big Push 234
  • Chapter XXVI- All Quiet () on the Western Front 242
  • Chapter XXVII- Blighty 262
  • "Tommy''s Dictionary of the Trenches" 281
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