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And Fanny agreed. (p. 228) Thus the story of George Winterbourne’s boredom ends with boredom as a reaction to the sacrifice of a nation’s individuals in the slaughter and horror of the trenches. Thus, war first attracts boys away from civil boredom. Once they are in the war, war bores and degenerates them. Then, if and when soldiers return from the war zones, they bore the ones who sent them to war. The loop of boredom is complete. Boredom in Military History 23 Boredom, home and sentimental religion As the last section ended with some remarks about the role of the ‘home’ in First World War London, it may be of interest to pursue this focus a little more.

It is a man exposed to such circumstances, ‘a little mad’, with a ‘cut in his life and personality’, marked by apathy, who returns to London after seven months to join the Officer Cadet Corps, before again going back to France to end his life as an officer. As he arrives back at Victoria Station from his first tour to France, Elizabeth is there to welcome him, but she does not recognise him right away. He has changed. The next day, he is invited to see Elizabeth’s friends, including her new lover.

We almost always operated in large groups of usually a company size and no smaller than a platoon, the US seemed to send out small patrols without much support. If this is correct, the bonds of mateship may thus have acted as a bulwark against the erosion caused by fear, loneliness and boredom, that is the complex of stressors. However, we can see something similar in Caputo’s writing about a group of marines with a presumably high degree of cohesion, which actually backs this suggestion about the importance of ‘mateship’ or ‘bonding’.

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