Damn the Hun. He has spoiled our dinner with his blasted shelling.
Have to run the gauntlet between here and Neuville St. Vaast. By jerky running I outwit him with his shells.
Get ‘ell for running risks. The old General MacDonnel very fatherly over my escapades.
Get valuable nose-caps.
*”Hun” is a derogatory term for German used particularly during the First and Second World Wars.
*The expression “running the gauntlet” is derived from a form of physical punishment where a captive is to run between two rows – a gauntlet – of soldiers who repeatedly strike them.
*Nosecap is that part of a shell which unscrews and contains the device and scale for setting the time fuse.