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Quote mark   The safest thing to be said is that nobody knew how much a decoration was worth except the man who received it. Outwardly the distribution of them became more and more fortuitous and debased as the War went on, and no one knew it better than the infantry, who rightly insisted that medal-ribbons earned at the Base ought to be a different colour. Quote mark

S. Sassoon, in "Memoirs of an Infantry Officer"


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