'Where I was based, ten soldiers were billeted with one woman who had three teenage daughters,' remembered one soldier.
'The mother and all the daughters finished up in the family way.' Once abroad, British infantrymen did not spend the entire war in the front line but rotated continuously between the main trenches, the reserve trenches and billets in towns and villages a few miles away. Marching to war: The 14th Battalion of the London Scottish Regiment on 27th June 1916 'You could go into the hotels or one of the local bars and have a jolly good meal.
They were waiting their turn with one of the local women who offered their services in return for five francs - the equivalent of four shillings and the best part of a week's wages for the average Tommy. Told by an anonymous veteran of World War I and hidden away in the sound archives at the Imperial War Museum for many years, the tale of the padre's wrath is just one of the many fascinating and unexpected stories from the Battle of the Somme, as described during 56,000 hours of interviews recorded with men who fought on the front line.
Much has been heard and written about the privations and suffering that took place in that terrible conflict.
'My first time with a girl had been at 16 or 17, at Whitley Bay, lying on the sands, and the tide swept over us.
But my first French girl was when our troop train stopped at a station.
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The young girl had been lured to the man's home in the Paris suburb of Montmagny in April this year, where he sexually assaulted her.
Claire Quidet, a sex worker supporter, said prostitutes will benefit from the overhaul."Prostitutes will no longer be seen as criminals," Ms Quidet said."When they are abused, they can file a complaint in a police station which they did not dare do before."The power relationship with their clients will be completely different as they will be in a position of strength such as 'I am not guilty, but you, what you're doing is against the law'."Elisabeth Lansey, from Friends of the Bus for Women, said she and others fear sex workers will be forced into underground operations."If customers are penalised, they will be scared, the girls will have to hide in order to practice their trade, which is legal, and as the one who might get into legal trouble, the customer will be able to even more impose his choices, including unprotected sex."One sex worker, Orlena, said she and her fellow sex workers feared for their future."Tomorrow we will be in total insecurity," she said."We won't be able to declare anymore what we earn, we won't be able to pay our social taxes nor our bills."That's the reason why we are angry: in a way the customer will be frustrated not to be able to come to us and we will be frustrated of not being able to work and send money to the state."Rallies against the changes are continuing and growing.
As part of the new measures, the French Government will also set up a program to help prostitutes leave the industry.
The girls' family insists she was raped and say she had been 'paralysed with fear' throughout her ordeal.'She thought it was too late, that she didn't have the right to protest, that it wouldn't make any difference, so she went into auto pilot, without emotion and without reaction,' the mother told a French news website according to The Local.
The decision not to prosecute the man for rape has caused outrage in France, with experts telling the media that 'submitting is not consenting'.