Saturday, March 21, 2020


This is coolbert:

A little bit of silliness here but in keeping with the phenomenon and threat as posed to humanity by the COVID-19 virus. Courtesy Johnny for the tip.

All thanks to Rudyard Kipling in this instance:

"When the cholera comes—as it will past a doubt —
Keep out of the wet and don’t go on the shout,
For the sickness gets in as the liquor dies out,
An’ it crumples the young British soldier.
Crum-, crum-, crumples the soldier …
[Bursts into song]
Crum-, crum-, crumples the soldier,
Crum-, crum-, crumples the soldier,
So-oldier OF the Queen!"


As I have stated many times before, traditionally the two biggest killer in wartime water and feet. With regard to the former either not having enough to drink or drinking bad water, contaminated, spreading disease.

Regarding feet, troops not able to keep the march because of bad feet, falling out and falling behind their unit, set upon by marauders, guerrillas or irate local civilians.


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