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Soldiering

See also Militarism.
All Quiet on the Western Front
youth Paul Baumer suffers the miseries of the first World War. [Ger. Lit.: Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front]
Atkins, Tommy
nickname for English soldiers. [Br. Folklore: Walsh Modern, 33]
Bailey, Beetle
hapless private who resists authority and seeks easy way out. [Comics: Horn, 105–106]
Ellyat, Jack
from Connecticut: Union trooper undergoes many hardships. [Am. Lit.: “John Brown’s Body” in Magill I, 445–448]
Fuzzy-Wuzzy
name for bushy-haired Sudanese warriors celebrated in a Kipling ballad. [Br. Lit.: Kipling Barrack-Room Ballads in Benét, 81]
G.I. Joe
any American soldier. [Am. Military Slang: Misc.]
Good Soldier Schweik
simple, innocent Czech soldier in the Austrian army during World War I. [Czech Lit.: The Good Soldier: Schweik, Magill IV, 390–392]
Gurkhas
Nepalese mercenaries, renowned for valor. [Nepalese Hist.: NCE, 1165]
Janissaries
elite Turkish infantry. [Turk. Hist.: Fuller, I, 499, 508]
Red Badge of Courage, The
young Civil War recruit Henry Fleming receives his baptism of fire. [Am. Lit.: Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage]
Sad Sack
whose travails reflect those of all soldiers. [Comics: Horn, 595–596]
Sherston, George
involved in the heavy action of World War I. [Br. Lit.: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer in Magill I, 579]
Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim
inarticulate ex-soldier and his loquacious orderly reconstruct campaigns on small bowling green. [Br. Lit.: Tristram Shandy in Magill I, 1027]
Wingate, Clay
from Georgia: Confederate counterpart of Jack Ellyat. [Am. Lit.: “John Brown’s Body” in Magill I, 445–448]