Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: Biting the cartridge
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Dear All

I am sure I read somewhere about potential recruits having their front teeth knocked out, which would exempt them from being conscripted. The recruit (as I understand it) needed his front teeth to be able to bite open the cartridge.

Or is this one of those "old wives tales", folk lore myths or whatever?

Barrie

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on the benefit of front teeth ....in the Cavalry ?
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