And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, Shall think themselves accursed they were not here; And hold their manhoods cheap, whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s Day.
Shakespeare’s “Henry V”
They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow, They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; They fell with their faces to the foe.
Laurence Binyon’s “For the Fallen”
When we got the order to retire I found that both my boots were full of blood. When I took them off I found that my feet had swollen and there were two big holes in my heels: Private E. Young
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