THE LOCK STEP, or drilling for the Review
THE LOCK STEP, or drilling for the Review.Coloured etching after Capt Charles Aylmer, 11th Regiment of Foot.Published by S W Fores, London, 4 Aug 1797.Having served in the Army from 1789 to 1799, the artist draws on his experiences to poke fun at the state of many raw recruits. New recruits were intensively drilled, two or three times a day for about six months before they were considered fit for active service. Date: circa 1797
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PIGAFETTA, Francesco Antonio de (1480-1534)
"PIGAFETTA, Francesco Antonio de (1480-1534). Italian navigator and writer. He travelled with Ferdinand Magellan and he related his experiences in "Relazione del primo viaggio intorno al mondo" (Report on the First Voyage Around the World). Ysole de li ladroni" (Island of the thieves) in Mariana Islands. Illustration belonging to an edition from 18th c. Engraving."
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A Subalterns Experiences during the Recent Russian War Scare in India. Peace
A SUBALTERN'S EXPERIENCES DURING THE RECENT RUSSIAN WAR SCARE IN INDIA. PEACE, WAR, AND THEN PEACE AGAIN: 1. Hurrah! His Leave to England is Granted. 2. Having sold all He possesses, He sits down for a final Chat with his Brother Officers. 3. He slumbers peacefully during the long Night Journey by Rail. 4. And early in the Morning awakens to gaze with rapture at the Open Sea. 5. A few Hours later He is dashing off to the "Trooper." 6. After seeing His Luggage bestowed in the Hold, He receives a Telegram. 7. Its Contents: "All Leave stopped; Return at Once." 8. The Telegraph Messenger's Precipitate Flight. 9. Hustled instanter off the Ship, He finds Himself ashore with just His Cabin Baggage; all the Rest is in the "Trooper's" Hold. 10. His Brother Officers seem highly amused that a Fellow should be sent back with only about what He stands up in. 11. However, this matters but little, as the 70 lb. Service Kit is the Order of the Day, and a Soldier-like Kit too! 12. "PEACE! I've lost my Passage, I've lost my Leave, I've sold everything, I've Bought a Service Kit, I'm 50l. out of Pocket, and, after all, it's Peace. Who will recoup me?" Echo answers, "Not the Government."
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