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thing else. The Glorious Fusiliers, says one, do no drill; the Dagenham Foresters, says another, have dulled brasses for active service, and rightly so. Old Silence, pursuing the vexed question of spit-and-polish in the Brigade of Guards, asks the Trained Soldier about it.
Brand laughs. "You'll work your boots and brasses up," he says, "whether you like it or not. So you may as well do it with a good 'eart. When you get round to fighting, I dessay you'll be told to let your brasses go dull and grease your second-best boots. Meanwhile, you'll shine. Why, you might ask. Because the Guards have got a tradition of smart turnout, that's why. I admit you work ,harder in the Guards than elsewhere. Well, that's the price you pay for the privilege of being in the 'Ouse-'old Brigade. Don't worry -you'll learn as much of tactics and field-training and fighting as anybody in the Army; only you'll be made to get the 'abit of smartness in your appearance. Why? Because we're the Guards. We're the Lilywhites, the Coalies, the Caldstreamers. It's got to be kept up. At Dunkirk, our mob were still pick-outable on account of some of them still shining up their daisyroots and working in a quick shave, even on the retreat. It's crazy, I know. But personally, I like it. And so do you. Or if you won't, you will. And if you don't, you'd better. Gorblimey, we've 'ad fellers'ere like Wild Men o' Borneo, and turned 'em out neat as a new pin in a few weeks. Carriage ! Smartness ! That's the real uniform of the Guards. Because all battle-dress looks alike. And yet you could pick a Coldstrearner out of a thousand others. It may be a bit tough. Well blimey,

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