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Attitude to servants


PhilB
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In Alan Mallinson`s books, private soldiers frequently refer derisively to servants as "bl**dy f*rt catchers". This is fiction based in Napoleonic times but does it represent a common attitude and were there signs of it in WW1? How did WW1 soldiers (who weren`t servants) view the job of being a servant? Phil B

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with extra remuneration and with a good opportunity to hear gossip, and perhaps a slight edge in food, cleanliness and just, perhaps just, a slightly safer time except in the assault, when he would accompany his 'bloke'.

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Do you mean how did soldiers who were servants feel, or how did soldiers who were not servants feel about soldiers who were? Or both?

Robert

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