Now, I have been pondering, More specifically I have been pondering skiffing. What with it being such an Army specific thing, I wondered how long it has been going on? I mean, when the history books tell you out the trenches I always feel something has been left out, like in their letters. "Dear Mother, Live in the trenches is hard. Today I lost 7 friends to enemy fire and artillery. Tommorow they say we will attack. Give my love to the family. Your son Joe Bloggs. P.S Private Smith gave me a damn good skiffing this morning. It smells as though a herd of elephants have crawled up my nose, shat themselves, then died. It clings to my moustache.I fear the smell will kill me before the Jerries do." Also that brings me to their moustaches, back then everyone had a flat cap and damn fine moustache. The kind that looks like a good skiffer could make reek for days. So, were the trenches really as bad as everyone says or was it just lot of holes filled with men with shit covered moustaches?