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Sentry

 

an armed guard with the combat mission of protecting and defending an assigned post. According to the Regulations on Garrison and Guard Duty of the Armed Forces of the USSR, a sentry is inviolable, his rights and person specially protected by law. He is responsible only to the guard commander, the commander’s assistant, or the sergeant of the relief and must be obeyed unquestioningly. He has the right to use arms in circumstances defined in the regulations.

A sentry must guard his post vigilantly and defend it staunchly and is authorized to use weapons without warning in the event of a clear attack on him or his post. While on duty, a sentry is prohibited from leaving his post, from sleeping, sitting, talking, eating, drinking, or smoking, or from engaging in activities that would prevent him from carrying out his mission.

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His ear is a drum, his nose is a field tent (with a sentry-box below), his chin is a stone fortress wall with cannon for teeth, his jawbone is a sabre, he has cannons for eyes and bayonets for eyelashes, flags cover his cheek and forehead--the latter with the titles of his most famous victories at Vitoria, Salamanca (both from the Peninsular War) and Waterloo--and his hair is made of laurel leaves (the classical symbol of victory).