Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin


Louis De Bernières

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A type of lower leg wrap that Italian soldiers wore during World War Two.
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Puttees Term Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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Chapter 15. L'Omosessuale (4)
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...Italian troops remain hopeful since the Greeks haven't attacked yet. Carlo notes that he hates puttees; they hold onto mud and his feet become soft and flaky. He and Francisco loot... (full context)
Chapter 17. L'Omosessuale (5)
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...of Carlo's arm without anesthetic and then sends him right back out. Carlo's hate for puttees has now spread to his entire uniform, which seems to abrade his skin. Both Carlo... (full context)