Or you’ll get it shot off

Well when you arrive in the trench, usually an old hand will tell you the dos and don’ts of surviving in a trench and they tell you: never put your hand, your foot, your face or anything over the parapet, or you’ll get it shot off. Now when you’re going over the top, you’re going to put your whole body over and if any man tells you that he weren’t frightened going over the top, that man is a bloody liar. If you’ll forgive me for saying so.