Re:Compare the two (also posted on Ouch too)
(Date Posted:14/11/2011 9:41 AM)
Prince Andrew was living onboard a ship. His meals were cooked for him, his uniform was washed and pressed for him, and as he was an officer, he had his own cabin.
His war was totally different to the solidiers who had to yomp for miles in the cold, freezing weather, getting soaked through with rain; carrying a rifle, plus a huge, heavy rucksack containing ammunition, a spade for digging a trench, inadequate waterproofs and food rations.
Prince Andrew had a nice warm, comfortable bed to sleep in. He did not have to sleep in a cold trench, which had to be bailed out as it continually filled with cold water.
Prince Andrew did not have to kill anyone. His helicopter was not a 'fighting' helicopter.
The soldiers had to fight hand to hand for hour and hours to gain ground. They were shot at by mortar bombs, were picked off by snipers using rifles, and had grenades thrown at them.
No wonder Prince Andrew can laugh about his memories.
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