Bruce Bairnsfather, the famous British officer and cartoonist, illustrated the soldiers' appreciation of rum with playful use of the word 'spirit'. Rum was a significant part of trench life in the First World War, serving as reward, medicine, and combat motivator.
"The Bystander's" Fragments from France, p. 30
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