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I was in blighty 2 weeks ago and had extreme brolly envy standing outside W. Abbey with my plain jane black one. now I’ve gone online and see it has to be “won” when you order something else from UKTV.??? thanks
I think I ought to say a word right here about the psychology of the Tommy in swinging a "blighty" case.
A Yankee in the Trenches Robert Derby Holmes
A "blighty" is a much desired wound; one that sends a soldier back to
The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill 1926
I returned from France, as you know, six months ago, with a bullet in my leg, and thought myself in the best of luck to get a 'blighty' one; I mean a slight wound which necessitated me being sent back to England.
War and the Weird Forbes Phillips 1891
That would have been a 'blighty' for a fighting man -- they're always giving them leave -- but all I got was six weeks at Havre in hospital.
The Lost Road Richard Harding Davis 1890
"blighty" wound -- a wound just serious enough to send the envied hero home.
June 8, 2009 at 3: 09 pm hullo Denny – wanted to know, beyond winning the blighty brolly, is there a legit way to get one?
Santa has done his creep in here in NZ, and is now on his way to you, So happy Xmas all you lads and lasses in blighty, and have a good safe enjoyable time. on December 24, 2009 at 9: 52 pm Jim
It Is Christmas in Ruralshire. Say It And Be Proud. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009
Another reason I would never come back to blighty. on February 4, 2008 at 9: 35 am | Reply Amy Barnes
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Wish I could get a copy of that mag here in blighty, looks like it'd be a laugh a minute.
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