WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Brother of the Blade

As today is Memorial Day, a holiday in the United States instituted to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, the Word of the Week seemed to pick itself.

Richard Sharpe and His Chosen Men, from the ITV series Sharpe, by Bernard Cornwell.

Richard Sharpe and His Chosen Men, from the ITV series Sharpe, by Bernard Cornwell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brother of the Blade (noun)

Swordsman or soldier; a fellow soldier in a shared struggle.

Brothers at Dunkirk 1814, from War Against Napoleon, 2002.

Brothers at Dunkirk 1814, from War Against Napoleon, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.  ~ Eric Massa

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.  ~ H.L. Mencken

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.  ~ Sallust

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