What is your first name?
What is your last name?
Sampson lay groaning about twenty yards beyond the front trench. Several attempts were
made to rescue him. He was badly hit. Three men got killed in these attempts: two officers
and two men, wounded. In the end his own orderly managed to crawl out to him. Sampson
waved him back, saying he was riddled through and not worth rescuing; he sent his
apologies to the company for making such a noise. At dusk we all went out to get the
wounded, leaving only sentries in the line. The first dead body I came across was Sampson.
He had been hit in seventeen places. I found that he had forced his knuckles into his mouth
to stop himself crying out and attracting any more men to their death.
Why were the wounded collected after dark?(Requires Sentence)
Why do you suppose men were willing to risk their lives to save a comrade?(Requires Sentence)
What does it say on the part of the officer, knowing his actions will lead to his death?(Requires Sentence)