Bullets & Billets
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Bullets & Billets

By Bruce Bairnsfather
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Table of Contents
  • Bullets & Billets
  • 1916
    • TO MY OLD PALS, "BILL," "BERT," AND "ALF," WHO HAVE SAT IN THE MUD WITH ME
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • FOREWORD
  • CHAPTER I
    • LANDING AT HAVRE—TORTONI'S—FOLLOW THE TRAM LINES—ORDERS FOR THE FRONT
  • CHAPTER II
    • TORTUOUS TRAVELLING—CLIPPERS AND TABLETS—DUMPED AT A SIDING—I JOIN MY BATTALION
  • CHAPTER III
    • THOSE PLUGSTREET TRENCHES—MUD AND RAIN—FLOODED OUT—A HOPELESS DAWN
  • CHAPTER IV
    • MORE MUD—RAIN AND BULLETS—A BIT OF CAKE—"WIND UP"—NIGHT ROUNDS
  • CHAPTER V
    • MY MAN FRIDAY—"CHUCK US THE BISCUITS"—RELIEVED—BILLETS
  • CHAPTER VI
    • THE TRANSPORT FARM—FLEECED BY THE FLEMISH—RIDING—NEARING CHRISTMAS
  • CHAPTER VII
    • A PROJECTED ATTACK—-DIGGING A SAP— AN 'ELL OF A NIGHT—THE ATTACK— PUNCTURING PRUSSIANS
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • CHRISTMAS EVE——A LULL IN HATE— BRITON CUM BOCHE
  • CHAPTER IX
    • SOUVENIRS—A RIDE TO NIEPPE—TEA AT H.Q.—TRENCHES ONCE MORE
  • CHAPTER X
    • MY PARTIAL ESCAPE FROM THE MUD—THE DESERTED VILLAGE—MY "COTTAGE"
  • CHAPTER XI
    • STOCKTAKING—FORTIFYING—NEBULOUS FRAGMENTS
  • CHAPTER XII
    • A BRAIN WAVE—MAKING A "FUNK HOLE" —PLUGSTREET WOOD—SNIPING
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • ROBINSON CRUSOE—THAT TURBULENT TABLE
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • THE AMPHIBIANS—FED UP, BUT DETERMINED —THE GUN PARAPET
  • CHAPTER XV
    • ARRIVAL OF THE "JOHNSONS"—"WHERE DID THAT ONE GO?"—THE FIRST FRAGMENT DISPATCHED—THE EXODUS—WHERE?
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • NEW TRENCHES—THE NIGHT INSPECTION— LETTER FROM THE "BYSTANDER"
  • CHAPTER XVII
    • WULVERGHEM—THE DOUVE—CORDUROY BOARDS—BACK AT OUR FARM
  • CHAPTER XVIII
    • THE PAINTER AND DECORATOR—FRAGMENTS FORMING—NIGHT ON THE MUD PRAIRIE
  • CHAPTER XIX
    • VISIONS OF LEAVE—DICK TURPIN—LEAVE!
  • CHAPTER XX
    • THAT LEAVE TRAIN—MY OLD PAL—LONDON AND HOME—THE CALL OF THE WILD
  • CHAPTER XXI
    • BACK FROM LEAVE—THAT "BLINKIN' MOON" —JOHNSON 'OLES—TOMMY AND "FRIGHTFULNESS" —EXPLORING EXPEDITION
  • CHAPTER XXII
    • A DAYLIGHT STALK—THE DISUSED TRENCH— "DID THEY SEE ME?"—A GOOD SNIPING POSITION
  • CHAPTER XXIII
    • OUR MOATED FARM—WULVERGHEM—THE CURÉ'S HOUSE—A SHATTERED CHURCH —MORE "HEAVIES"—A FARM ON FIRE
  • CHAPTER XXIV
    • THAT RATION FATIGUE——SKETCHES IN REQUEST—BAILLEUL—BATHS AND LUNATICS—HOW TO CONDUCT A WAR
  • CHAPTER XXV
    • GETTING STALE—LONGING FOR CHANGE— WE LEAVE THE DOUVE—ON THE MARCH— SPOTTED FEVER—TEN DAYS' REST
  • CHAPTER XXVI
    • A PLEASANT CHANGE—SUZETTE, BERTHE AND MARTHE—"LA JEUNE FILLE FAROUCHE"—ANDRÉ
  • CHAPTER XXVII
    • GETTING FIT—CARICATURING THE CURÉ— "DIRTY WORK AHEAD"—A PROJECTED ATTACK—UNLOOKED-FOR ORDERS
  • CHAPTER XXVIII
    • WE MARCH FOR YPRES—HALT AT LOCRE—A BLEAK CAMP AND MEAGRE FARE—SIGNS OF BATTLE—FIRST VIEW OF YPRES
  • CHAPTER XXIX
    • GETTING NEARER——A LUGUBRIOUS PARTY—STILL NEARER—BLAZING YPRES—ORDERS FOR ATTACK
  • CHAPTER XXX
    • RAIN AND MUD—A TRYING MARCH—IN THE THICK OF IT—A WOUNDED OFFICER—HEAVY SHELLING—I GET MY "QUIETUS!"
  • CHAPTER XXXI
    • SLOWLY RECOVERING—FIELD HOSPITAL—AMBULANCE TRAIN—BACK IN ENGLAND
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