Blighty Wound

It’s a perfect picture for this term, isn’t it? As you probably know, Blighty was a British English slang term for Britain or often specifically England. It was first used during the Boer War, though it was not until World War I that the word spread widely. During the First World War, a Blighty wound was a wound serious enough to require recuperation away from the trenches, but not serious enough to kill or maim the victim. It was hoped by many, and probably by our man!

The caption of the french magazine where this picture stated that this man was a sergeant, happy to leave the front because he was sure to go back in the trenches soon, which is questionable…



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