Marches and Regulations Anecdotes (Post No.4154)

Compiled by London Swaminathan


Date: 13 August 2017


Time uploaded in London- 7-05 am


Post No. 4154

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A green young lieutenant was assigned a new detachment. He was a very small and helpless looking individual and when he first appeared before his company, there were many audible comments made about his apparent ineptness. From the rear of the ranks a voice boomed,

And a little child shall lead them

There was a roar of laughter.

Seemingly undisturbed finished the business of the day. Next morning there appeared a notice on the bulletin board

Company A will take a 25 mile hike today with full packs. And a little child shall lead them……….. on a damned big horse.




The late Smedley D Butler, always an impulsive man, was generally careful of the welfare of his men. One time in France he encountered two soldiers emerging from the kitchen with a large soup kettle.

Let me taste that, he ordered.

Bu, Gen…………….

No buts! Give me a spoon.

Taking a taste, he sputtered,

You don’t call that soup, do you?

No sir, replied the soldier

I was trying to tell you ,sir, it is dishwater



Regulations Anecdotes : Extremely Confidential!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Strange things happen in military circles. An army officer was given the task of preparing a factual report on heavy ordnance. Partly because he was pressed for time and partly because the facts were there, arranged in their best way, he copied pretty much verbatim the article on the subject in the Encyclopaedia Brittanica , and turned it over to his superior s. Not long after, he received along with all his brother officers, a mimeographed copy of his report from the war department in an envelope heavily sealed and labelled, “Extremely Confidential”.




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