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Memoirs & Diaries - The Best 500 Cockney War Stories - Action

"Action" section of "The Best 500 Cockney War Stories" Published in London in 1921, The Best 500 Cockney War Stories comprised, in the words of its newspaper publisher (The London Evening News) "a remembering and retelling of those war days when laughter sometimes saved men's reason".

The collection of short memoirs, some 500 in total, is divided into five categories - Action, Lull, Hospital, High Seas and Here and There.

Other sections within the collection can be accessed using the sidebar to the right.

Summarised below is a list of the story pages available within the first of these categories, Action:

Stories
The Outside Fare and four other stories
Samson, But Shorn and four other stories
"I Got 'Ole Nelson Beat! and four other stories
Cricket on the Somme and four other stories
A Short Week-end and four other stories
Dust in 'Indenburg's Sauerkraut! and four other stories
Nobby's 1,000 to 1 Chance and four other stories
"Tiger's" Little Trick and four other stories
"Chuck Us Yer Name Plate!"
and four other stories
Tale Of A Cook And A Crump and four other stories
Fousands... and Millions and four other stories
The Old Soldier Falls and four other stories
His Good-bye to the Q.M. and four other stories
"Peace? Not Wiv You 'ere!" and four other stories
The Cheerful "Card" and four other stories
"...In Love and War" and four other stories
Not Yet Blasť and four other stories
What Paderewski was Missing and four other stories
The "Garden Party Crasher" and four other stories
Lift Out of Order and four other stories
That Other Sort of Rain and four other stories
"Oo, You Naughty Boy!" and four other stories
Joking at the Last and four other stories
A Careless Fellow and four other stories
Teacup in a Storm and four other stories
"Well, He Ain't Done In, See!" and four other stories
Not an Acrobat and four other stories
Getting his Goat and four other stories
A Long Streak of Misery and four other stories
Dismal Jimmy's Prisoner and four other stories
Too Much Hot Water and four other stories
The Best Man - Goes Fust and four other stories
Cigs and Cough Drops and four other stories
The Altruist and four other stories
Nearly Lost His Washing Bowl and four other stories
"A Blinkin' Vanity Box" and four other stories
A Very Hot Bath and four other stories
Atlas - On the Somme and four other stories
Cockney Logic and four other stories
Not Croquet and four other stories
Bill Hawkins Fights Them All and four other stories
Two Kinds of "Shorts" and four other stories
Top-hatted Piper of Mons and four other stories
Stalls at "Richthofen's Circus" and two other stories

A Runner was a soldier who carried messages by hand.

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