The characters were all completely different in age, size and attitude. This made it interesting from the beginning, as I wasnít sure how they would gel together as a regiment to perform as a soldier to the best of their ability. We are introduced to Osborne first. He is around forty-five, tall with well trimmed grey hair, also deputy to the Commander, Stanhope. We hear a lot about Stanhope before we meet him from the conversation Osborne and Hardy (a commander that seemed to know Stanhope rather well from the past) had together when Osborne arrived at the Front. It was said that Stanhope could and did drink a rather handsome sum of whisky. It was also said that he had been fighting in this war for sometime and it had really damaged this mental stability. This shocked me as he had only been away from school for three years and was healthy before arriving here. The next character was one of my favourites: Raleigh. He was the youngest of them all, and knew Stanhope before arriving. They went to school together, but also saw a lot of him out with school as his parents were friendly with Stanhopes. Trotter was the cheerful soldier in the regiment. He seems to always be dreaming and ignoring all the negative points of his current position. In my opinion, Trotter did well to ignore the war, but this meant he became very much independent of the groupís natural bonding. Last of all there was Hibbert. He was a rather interesting but dissapointing character. He felt that he had had enough stress and decided to fake illness to be allowed home.

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The characters were all completely different in age, size and attitude. This made it interesting from the beginning, as I wasnít sure how they would gel together as a regiment to perform as a soldier to the best of their ability. We are introduced to Osborne first. He is around forty-five, tall with well trimmed grey hair, also deputy to the Commander, Stanhope. We hear a lot about Stanhope before