And many of the attacking forces were "pals battalions", volunteer units of friends and co-workers created the previous year in Lord Kitchener's New Army and relatively unblooded
The Russians would beat the Germans and Canada's overseas army would return home unblooded
." Offered the chance in early 1943 to gain battle experience as one of 348 Canadian officers and NCOS posted to British units in Tunisia, Galloway jumped at it.
Combat veterans from various wars report similar feelings, mood swings, temporary inability to relate to noncombatants, and cynicism at calls to arms from the "unblooded
" (i.e., those who have not seen combat).
Moreover, despite having many unblooded
reinforcements, the division had a strong cadre of veterans experienced in desert warfare, including its commander, Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead.
He had also brought along his likewise unblooded
Corps HQ, fresh from the training camps and staff college theories of England.
The lowest point in Sturridge's career came at the Baseball ground in a reserves game when he was an unblooded
17-year-old, against another former club Leicester City.
As Stephen Hess warns in a forthcoming book, "Media Power, Professionals and Policies": "In a moment of general prosperity, such as the United States is presently experiencing, it is easy for news organizations to ignore most of what Washington does and is expected to do, dismissing the grunt work of government as only of interest to unblooded
So on five miles of still unblooded
sand; The fretful course of fate would be assailed by armoured nations.
silva premat fauces, et erit pro vulnere pondus." (496-508) [the spears fall blunted: Caeneus, son of Elatus, remains unpenetrated by every blow and unblooded
. the strange occurrence astounded his attackers.
Any mention of Spitfires at Darwin usually brings the sort of stupid response, "Oh yes, didn't they get the hell beaten out of them by the Japs" or "they all fell into the sea out of petrol or something." (1) This is about the measure of appreciation of the efforts of some  young pilots, very few of them really experienced as hardened fighter pilots, a few with a little experience of fighter operations and the others totally unblooded
, who were sent to defend the North-western Area of Australia against a fanatical and well-equipped enemy.