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The Courage in War

Courage in war is a very difficult phrase to attach a simple definition to. As far as I am concerned, it describes an emotion or feeling of fear and bravery in the mind, heart and soul of soldiers. Many opinions exist on what courage in war really is. In the following, I will attempt to define it.

James Boswell, an author in the 1700's, wrote in The Life of Johnson of a conversation regarding the courage of soldiers in war. In this conversation, one man asks of courage and if it's not acquired. The response he is given suggests that separately soldiers lack courage, but together, such as in times of war, they collectively possess it.

SCOTT. "But is not courage mechanical, and to be acquired?aE...

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