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BARRACKS SCHOOL

`A broom, General.'
`And where is the broom?'
`It's been hidden, on your account, General. ...'
After this incident Petry began to hate me in earnest and he spoiled my last months with the regiment.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed rejoining Seven-Four two years later. It was the rule that `the exempt' who had had only one year of service should go back to `meet again with their class' which had served three. In the interval I had been made a sergeant and I set off for the grand manoeuvres as a section leader. I had sworn to myself that I would serve at this trade just as well as I possibly could. Participating completely in the life of my men, I slept with them in barns, refusing the room `with a feather bed' which the farmers invariably offered a sergeant. Each morning I explained as well as I could to my section the manoeuvres for that day. Other nations fight tolerably well on mechanical discipline. Frenchmen have to understand. My men, once they had `caught on', played the game with enthusiasm and intelligence. Feeling that I had established complete control, I was able to demand great exertions from them. Before long the Colonel took notice.
`There's a fine section,' he said to the captain of my company. `The sergeant ought to be promoted to second lieutenant. . . . '
But I neglected to make application, and the war eight years later found me still a non-commissioned officer, a fact which, as will be seen, saved my life.

I who might so easily not have been a soldier at all if I had not wished to be, was destined to spend more than six years of my life in the army. I do not regret it. In the furious Europe of the twentieth century, a country was as strong as its army, and no one could say that he understood France unless he was well acquainted with the French army. I believe I was well acquainted with it, and I loved it profoundly although I was sensible of its faults. It had fine traditions inherited from the Old Regime, the Empire and the colonial wars. It was one of those rare institutions in France which had traversed the bridge of the Revolution. Educated in excellent schools, most of its officers attained in their youth a very creditable degree of intelligence and culture. Many of them entered the army, as Lyautey later informed me, full of a mystical loyalty that was almost religious.

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