Editor's note: Joe Maxwell was a notably devil-may-care soldier, a winner of the Victoria Cross. He worked as a journalist upon returning to civilian life, which he said he found 'prosaic' after the excitements of wartime service. Maxwell's bestselling book is an uproarious account of his experiences, from his peripheral involvement in the 'Wasser' brawl in Cairo, to the 'cold-blooded murder' of the Gallipoli fighting, to a fracas with the military police in a Picadilly cabaret. Modest about his martial achievements, Maxwell is more inclined to boast about his female conquests. here, in company with one of them, he visits the Folies Bergere in Paris on Armistice Day.
From chapter XIX : 'The Armistice -Paris-Delectable Respite' pp. 236-241