Numerous universally practiced customs have their origins in military lore

Kiley, Maria
April 2003
Military History;Apr2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p16
Deals with several universally practiced customs that have their origins in military lore. Reason behind the firing of shots over the grave of a soldier; Ritual of an arch of swords for military weddings; Background on the christening of naval ships.


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