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Doctors of War

Besides being a gold-mine of interesting words worth recording, this article is well-written and interesting, if a little too hagiographic. But who wouldn’t write like that about doctors and medics in a war zone?

“The enemy has perfected a new ploy: placing mortar tubes into buckets of water, which are then frozen and planted near the wire in the middle of the night. When the morning sun melts the water, the mortars drop, hit the bottom of the metal buckets, and fire. Because the pails vary in size, the water melts at different rates, producing the staggered firing effect.”

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Grant Barrett