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also shows the value of close order drill and the manual of arms for moulding a troop. From the 14th of July on, in actual battle, we would have been good soldiers.
At the end of July the platoon was given its examination. This was conducted in the most formal manner. Colonel Boelle of the 39th presided over the board of examiners; he had with him a Commandant from the War College, an austere and brilliant Alsatian named Ringeisen, and our Captain Moulin. We were supposed to know all about troop movements in open country, formations in close order drill, how to write orders, draw plans, and expound the theory of war. I had the good fortune in the general drawing to get the fine preamble to Service Interieur, which I admired as much as certain passages from Bossuet: `Since discipline constitutes the principal strength of armies, it is imperative that every officer shall exact from his subordinates complete obedience and submission at every instant. ..' Commander Ringeisen, who asked me to comment on this passage, could see that I was deeply serious about it. My company manoeuvres also went smoothly, and I stood first in the platoon. All was well.
The return to Rouen was less pleasant. The eight who stood highest were made corporals, so that in rejoining the regiment I found myself in charge of a barrack room. It was a difficult task. The corporal was responsible for the condition of the room and the men; but since he slept among them and felt disinclined to punish his comrades, who but a short time before had been his equals, he had much trouble in obtaining from those subordinates `complete obedience and submission at every instant'. If he gave the order: `Sweep out the room,' there would often be some drunken oaf who would reply: `Sweep it out yourself, you loafer.' What could one do ? Give the insolent fellow two days' confinement to quarters e For insubordination of rhis sort the Captain was likely to hand out fifteen days in the guardhouse, and the Colonel two months - of which a week would be solitary confinement. Pretend not to hear? One would soon lose every vestige of authority. Nevertheless, if the barrack room was not swept out the Captain would come in and say:
`This barracks is a stable ! Who's the corporal e ... Confined to quarters'.
For a whole month I was not allowed to go out. I paid dear for my two red stripes.
But living constantly with my bonhommes, as they were called in those

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