Goodbye to All That Setting & Symbolism

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Charterhouse School

Charterhouse School is an English independent school in the county of Surrey. It was founded on the site of an old Carthusian Monastery, and for this reason, pupils are referred to as Carthusians and alumni as Old Carthusians. It was one of the original English public schools created by the Public Schools Act of 1868. Robert Graves completed most of his primary education at Charterhouse. His description of it presents it as a tradition-bound school where hazing was common and students' lives were often unpleasant.

Royal Welch Fusiliers Regiment

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regiment, or 23rd regiment, is the regiment to which Graves is assigned. It is a component of the 7th Division of the British Expeditionary Force. The regiment is composed, initially, of three battalions, 1st through 3rd (the first two battalions are the 'regular' battalions, and the third battalion is a militia, or special, battalion...

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