The War Stories of Private Thomas Atkins
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The War Stories of Private Thomas Atkins

By Thomas Atkins
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  • The War Stories of Private Thomas Atkins
  • CONTENTS
  • “BLOW! BUGLES, BLOW!”
  • THE WAR STORIES OF PRIVATE THOMAS ATKINS
  • I. MARCHING TO WAR
    • Keepsakes
    • Want Nothing
    • “Cheer, Boys, Cheer”
    • Couldn’t Understand!
    • Those Highlanders
    • Her “Soldat”
    • Delightfully Hungry
    • Dandy Lads
    • Flowers and Favours
    • Tramp, Tramp, Tramp!
    • Pat’s Mishap
    • A Comparison
    • Church Bells
    • Invited Out!
    • Triumphant
    • Thinking of Home
  • II. THINGS BY THE WAY
    • Safe!
    • Perfectly Happy
    • “Du Pain!”
    • A Song of a Shirt
    • Like Rob Roy
    • On and Off
    • A Baby Bunting
    • Early Piety
    • Quiet and Restful
    • On the Quiet!
    • Sweetness—and Rain!
    • Comfortable!
    • Sucking Eggs!
    • To his Mother
    • A Far Journey
    • A River of Joy
  • III. THE FRIENDLY FRENCH
    • “A Sport”
    • “Coo Naht”
    • So Hospitable!
    • The “Entente”
    • Praise Indeed
    • “A Blooming Nuisance”
    • Brave Women
    • Only Water Left
    • “Good Sports”
    • “Give You Anything”
    • Bearded like Pards
    • “Fag” Making
    • The Little Children
    • In Hospital
    • Well Pleased
    • “Bonnie Fighters”
    • “No Germany!”
    • No Singing Birds
    • Quite Royal!
  • IV. THE ENEMY GERMAN
    • “Mister Bull!”
    • Not Suited to It
    • Christian
    • A Doubting Doctor
    • X-Rayed
    • Took the “Bully”
    • “Roll on, London!”
    • Captured Uhlans
    • Grave-digging
    • A Barber in Lambeth
    • Berlin “Nuts”
    • “Collies?”
    • The Track of the Huns
    • Got the Guns
    • “Made in Germany”
    • “Over the Shoulder”
    • No Chocolates
    • Kill or Wound?
    • A Lucky Escape
    • False Bugle-calls
    • A Tell-tale Diary
  • V. CAMPAIGNING IN GENERAL
    • Wanted a Hat!
    • A Day in Bed
    • Lost!
    • Looked After
    • “Have You a Light?”
    • Don’t Know!
    • The Cannon’s Roar
    • Hard Lines
    • Roughing It!
    • A Sing-song
    • One Blessing
    • Not Worrying
    • Scrap Iron
    • Not Swept Away Yet
    • From the Hip
    • A Cupboard Skeleton
    • Food for Powder
    • Not Good Shots
    • Adam without an Eden
    • The Enviable “Terriers”
    • Pea-shooters
    • Had “To Nip”
    • “Fairly Well”
    • Rained on
    • Quagmires and “Mug Racks”
    • Cave-dwellers
    • Contour Maps
    • A Disturbed Dinner
    • Petrol Power
    • “Crackers!”
    • A Near Shave
    • “Poor Old Bones!”
  • VI. BATTLES IN BEING
    • Unexpected
    • Turpinite
    • Took Off the Roof!
    • Lancashire!
    • Up Aloft!
    • His Own Back
    • Sleep Through Anything
    • “Lucky, Considering”
    • Nothing Wasted
    • Those Uhlans
    • Stonewalling!
    • The Way of It
    • Like an Exodus
    • A Long, Long Day
    • Every House a Fort
    • A Gallant Sky Pilot
    • The Unexpected
    • No Love Lost
    • “Up, Guards,” and at ’Em?
    • Clearing Them Out
    • Steady, Boys, Steady!
    • Scared Gun-Horses
    • A Cameron Man
    • The Cold Steel
    • “Is This Death?”
    • Spoiled Their Appetite
    • “A Jigsaw Puzzle”
    • “Erin Go Bragh!”
    • A Midnight Move
    • A High Ordeal
  • VII. WHAT THE SOLDIER SEES
    • A Good Night
    • A Far View
    • Brave Women
    • Fatherly
    • Proud Indeed!
    • Wilted!
    • Enjoying Ourselves
    • Held Up!
    • Not So “Swanky”
    • Undaunted
    • “Rotten Luck”
    • Near Shaves
    • Custom!
    • Buried and Burnt
    • “That Tired Feeling”
    • Lucky Fellow!
    • So Glad!
    • The Gallant Belgians
    • In the Dark
    • A Bold Battery
    • Before the Dawn
    • Rescued
    • A “Jelly Fish”
    • Cold—and Hot!
    • “Knocked!”
    • In a Château
    • “Made Good!”
    • A “Terrible Time”
    • His True Colours
    • A Barricade
    • Wounded and Waiting
  • VIII. HOW IT FEELS UNDER FIRE
    • Inconceivable!
    • Gets Used to It
    • Gay to Grave
    • Encouraged
    • Wondering!
    • Jubilant
    • Mad!
    • Know nor Care
    • An “Infernal Din”
    • Splendid but Awful
    • How It Happened
    • Joe to Bill
    • The Stuffing Wrong
    • Guarded!
    • A Scamper
    • Causes Deafness
    • Twenty to One
    • Under Difficulties
    • Not Troubling
    • The Pictures!
    • Healing Nicely!
    • Dazed, but There
    • “A Mad Crew”
    • Saving a Battery
    • Salt and Cigarettes
    • Like an Electric Shock
    • Given up Worrying
    • Safe as Houses
    • Stunned!
    • His Fire Baptism!
    • Smoke—and Fire!
    • “Punched!”
  • IX. CORNERS IN THE FIGHT
    • Footsore
    • Couldn’t Miss
    • What Ho!
    • Grand Fighting
    • Swept Away
    • Giving a Hand
    • Came Down Dead!
    • Fisticuffs
    • Not to be Shot
    • Promoted Corporal
    • Uhlans or Hussars
    • Soon be Better
    • In Luck!
    • Mighty Cool
    • Three Times
    • A Marvellous Escape
    • Warm Work
    • “Breath-stoppers”
    • Ghostly!
    • Blue with Lead
    • Don’t Mind!
    • Not Much Left
    • One More River
    • A Revolver Story
    • At the Fords
    • War—and Peace!
    • Hard Going!
    • Connaught Rangers
    • The Best of It
    • Charge of the London Scots
    • Beside a Windmill
    • Against Big Odds
    • “Nesting” Time
  • X. HIT AND MISSED
    • A “Charmed Life”
    • The Seventh Time
    • Making a Hole
    • A Hero Indeed
    • A Changed View
    • “Oh, Bill!”
    • “Hell on Earth”
    • His Kilt Torn
    • “Not Me!”
    • A Pat on the Ankle
    • Doing Well
    • Blown Up!
    • Disagreeable
    • Green Fireworks
    • Heavy Fire
    • Dead as a Nail
    • Stone Dead
    • Kicked
    • Killed Instantly
    • Waited for Them
    • A Clover Field
    • A Busy Marksman
    • Bits of Shrapnel
    • In the Eye
    • “’Nuf Said”
    • Made Comfortable
    • Couldn’t Move
    • “Flying All Round”
    • Got Away
    • “Got Me, Too!”
    • A Passing Shell
    • Stuck to Him
    • Anchored!
    • Carted to Hospital
  • XI. ADVANCE AND RETREAT
    • “NO-o-o!”
    • A Bold Front
    • “Shifting” Them
    • Dug It Out
    • “Stand Solid!”
    • The Dying German
    • Disturbed!
    • “Annie Laurie”
    • “Few! Few!”
    • “Hard Neck”
    • Thank Goodness!
    • The Great Retreat
    • Outnumbered
    • “The Old British Way”
    • Covered with Straw
    • Nothing to be Seen
    • “A Horrible Trade-mark”
    • Blown Sky High
    • Rescued!
    • A “Sensational Feeling”
    • “Silence Those Guns!”
    • Playing at Soldiers!
    • Kept the Guns
    • Taking Risks
    • Broke the Line
    • A “Hot Shop”
    • “Talk About Excitement!”
    • Balaclava Style
    • A Night Surprise
    • No Fight Left
    • All Sorts of Sacrifices
  • XII. IN THE TRENCHES
    • Sniping!
    • The Bayonet!
    • A Good Sleeper
    • Those Apples
    • Four Feet Down
    • Its Billet
    • Taking a German
    • Another Rocket
    • Too Late!
    • Might Shake Hands
    • A Football Talk
    • Feeling Led
    • Walnuts and Guards
    • Banging Away
    • All’s Fair!
    • Unnerving!
    • Caps and Helmets
    • Spectral
    • Buried Alive
    • Cut and Thrust
    • Robinson Crusoe
    • Swarms of Them
    • Moving!
    • Come On!
    • Brave Deeds
    • “Shifting Them!”
    • Bullets and “Footer”
    • Gallant Frenchmen
    • Hoist!
    • “One Red Burial Blent”
  • XIII. GALLANT DEEDS
    • A Hand-shake!
    • Unhurt!
    • What the Irish Did
    • “A Regular Devil”
    • “Into ’Em, Lads!”
    • The Old Royals
    • Gallantry
    • Brought Him In
    • Skedaddled!
    • An Air Duel
    • Under Heavy Fire
    • Never Say Die!
    • Onward and Away!
    • Hit Four Times
    • Sticking to Him
    • “Boldly They Rode!”
    • “Basted” Him!
    • Help the Others!
    • Facing Death
    • “Scotland for Ever!”
    • Succouring the Wounded
    • Up the Hill
    • Harry Lauder’s Songs
    • Didn’t Know Defeat
    • Duty and—Death
    • “He Saved Others”
    • Heroes All
  • XIV. TALES OF TRAGEDY
    • Invaded!
    • Better Dead!
    • Of Wife and Child
    • Loot!
    • The Roll call
    • Reading Ruskin
    • “All Right!”
    • Keepsakes!
    • Nellie’s Anxiety
    • The Dog It Was!
    • The Trail of the Sword
    • His Loved Ones
    • Vultures
    • A Song of Death
    • No More Cold Trenches
    • A Lady’s Handkerchief
    • All Gone
    • Fired!
    • One Taken!
    • A Dash for It
    • A Cave Disaster
    • An Irish Rifle
    • The Worst Part
  • XV. ANECDOTES OF HUMOUR
    • “Blime!”
    • The Proof of It
    • Laughter!
    • A Great Game
    • “Fine Feeds”
    • No Tango in Paris
    • L.B.W.!
    • Irish and Merry
    • Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!
    • Surrounded Them
    • Joking not Apart
    • Left the Duck
    • Swimming for Them
    • Asked for Him
    • Mighty Particular
    • Swear Words
    • Maids of All Work
    • Step Outside
    • Didn’t Wait!
    • Kaiser and Highlander
    • “Shove-Ha’penny”
    • Comments
    • “Mein Gott!”
    • “Tickets, Please!”
    • No Uhlans Need Apply!
    • Cooking Their Dinner
    • Business as Usual
    • For Neuralgia!
    • “The Wearin’ o’ the Green!”
    • Not a Yarn
    • “Hallo, Old Tin Hat!”
    • Orange and Green
  • XVI. STORIES OF SACRIFICE
    • Poor Minnie!
    • His Last Wish
    • The Christian Way
    • Asked for the Colours
    • Not a Murmur
    • Saving a Tragedy
    • Going Home!
    • Like Jackie!
    • Lit His “Fag”
    • Cheerful in Verse
    • Succouring the Enemy
    • A Splendid Corporal
    • A Yorkshire “Tyke”
    • The Other Man!
    • A Costly Apple
    • No Hesitation
    • Glorious Examples
    • A Kindly German
    • Driven Out!
    • Cried Like Babies
    • The “Kiddies”
    • Finely Done
    • What McCabe Did
    • Taking the Salute
    • A Brave Sergeant
    • Officer and Gentleman
    • The Spirit of Old
    • “Hallelujah!”
    • “A Rare Good One”
  • XVII. THE MAN AMID WAR
    • “All’s Well”
    • The Beginning
    • Holed!
    • Jammy!
    • Next for Shaving
    • A Strange Meeting
    • “All We Want”
    • Dare-Devils
    • An Evil Eye!
    • Signed the Pledge!
    • The Balm of Baccy
    • His Spare Time
    • Wet, But Exciting
    • “Nearer, my God, to Thee”
    • Happy all the Day
    • “Supreme Beings”
    • “Who Goes There?”
    • “Mum’s the Word”
    • The Impossible Order
    • The Valiant Spirit
    • Spared!
    • Jolly Boys are We!
    • The “Born Grousers”
    • Well Tended
    • “Archibald” a Drawback
    • “Here Comes the Last”
    • Saved by a Curé
    • After the Battle
  • XVIII. THE COMMON TASK
    • Busy!
    • “Really Good”
    • A Great Time!
    • In Mourning
    • Consolations
    • All Smiles!
    • The Pot Boiling
    • The Old Horse
    • No More Collecting
    • Worthy of Tom Brown
    • Wonderfully Popular
    • Messing Together
    • “Merry and Bright”
    • Next, Please!
    • That “Interest”
    • Sad and Glad
    • Unexpected!
    • Tempting Grapes
    • “Our Menu!”
    • Trust Thomas!
    • Night Duty
    • Sea Echoes
    • The Motor-Man
    • An Interpreter
    • A Proper Adventure
    • “Culture” for Them
    • Cooking no Joke
    • Let Down Lightly
  • XIX. MATTERS IN GENERAL
    • The Kilt
    • Proper Officers
    • Scented!
    • Bottles All the Way
    • Brain and Muscle
    • A True Dream
    • “Tough Nuts”
    • No Football!
    • Hungry!
    • Animal Instinct
    • Sacramental
    • Sportsmen!
    • Praise and Song
    • Convalescent!
    • A Strange “Bisley”
    • “Tiddlers!”
    • Grace—and Food
    • Polus!
    • “Gey Hard!”
    • “Terribly Put Out”
    • A Fortunate One
    • Joke, but No Beer
    • The Country Round
    • “Jambon!”
  • XX. SUMMING IT UP
    • “Chin-Waggers”
    • The Better Man
    • No Anxiety
    • Volunteers!
    • The Popular C.I.C.
    • The Wrong Horse
    • Close Fighting
    • Mud—and Glory
    • What Thinks the Kaiser?
    • Professional!
    • “Cracking Up!”
    • Easily the Best
    • The Whip Hand
    • The Pathos of It
    • The London Bus
    • Putting up with It
    • Rubbing It In
    • The Franco-British Team
    • Music and Lunch
    • The Indian Men
    • A Happy Ending
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