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So deep does this feeling go that for a hundred years past the officers of the British army , in peace time , have always worn civilian clothes when off duty . One rapid but fairly sure guide to the social atmosphere of a country is the ...
common people dare not laugh at the army . The Italians adopted the goose - step at about the time when Italy passed definitely under German control , and , as one would expect , they do it less well than the Germans .
Eight months later it was discovered that , so far as equipment went , the British army was barely beyond the standard of 1918. We saw our soldiers fighting their way desperately to the coast , with one aeroplane against three ...
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review