Officers: Medals & Distance…

“The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.”

Charles Edward Montague (1867 to 1928)

He was an English novelist, journalist, and man of letters particularly noted for writings published in the Manchester Guardian and for a number of outstanding works of fiction.

He wrote two works based on his experiences in World War I – Disenchantment (1922), an essay drawn from wartime diaries and articles that expresses the bitterness of the survivors, and Fiery Particles (1923), comic and tragic stories of life in the trenches.

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