09 January 2007

Nothing like a war to encourage a bit of opportunism

'Trooper Frank Charge, departing from Worcester, wrote to his father, "Mothers kissed sons, sisters kissed brothers, lovers kissed sweethearts - and, on the spur of the moment, someone else's sweetheart too"'

- Letter dated 16 April 1900, quoted in S.M. Miller, 'In Support of the Imperial Mission? Volunteering for the South African War, 1899-1902', Journal of Military History, July 2005

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