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THE FOUNDRY

with 303 ammunition. We walk very straight : it was a psychological rather than a muscular operation which brought this about. After three weeks we were allowed out for an afternoon : it felt good to walk in a street on our own, slamming dawn our great boots and swinging our arms.
And now we prepare for our last Inspection : the Commandant's Inspection.
If the Commandant approves of us, we will "pass out" to the Training Battalion, for another period of training. It doesn't occur to us, yet, that we have acquired merely the groundwork of Guardsmanship. We have yet to get down to the hard stuff, that makes Guardsmen into soldiers. The time is coming when we will know the fatigue of a thirty-two-mile route, march, or of a midnight stunt in damp darkness among the bracken of a blasted common ... the reel of a Bren Gun, like the stupendous gulping of wine out of a bottle ... the smallness of a six-foot target at five hundred yards ... the misery of half-dug trenches in a thin drizzle three miles from camp and an hour and a half from dinner ... when there will be a C.O.'s parade every week, and other drill parades besides; and cross-country runs, and hardening exercises, and the tossing of live grenades, and the chance of seven days' leave, and the responsibilities of the ordinary trained soldier.
We dress with care. Debutantes flutter less than we do, as we put on our best battle-dress, with its cutthroat creases; and our best boots, glistening with quarts of spit and tins of polish; and our gaiters blancoed to a perfect pallor, and our brasses blindingly

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