Wednesday, 12 July 2017
-SM Stirling, The High King Of Montival (New York, 2011), Chapter Nine, p. 187.
And with guns. I asked guys who were in WWII. They were ordered to fire, e.g., into a forest and had no idea how many they had killed. But they knew many who had been killed. In fact, "There was one officer who was such a bloody nuisance that we had to get rid of him ourselves!" Another man went to Australia straight after the War, returned in the '70s and found his best friend's name on a village War Memorial.
"The air had an intense cleanliness that you got only at some distance from men's dwellings - no dung or woodsmoke." (pp. 187-188)
Imagine that: dung and smoke wherever there are people!
OK, folks. I am making two quick observations, then signing off for the night. It is meant to be healthier not to computerize before sleep.