Booty men were a group of troops in a trench raiding party employed for the collecting of captured enemy documentation and various other papers for use by the Intelligence Department in collating vital information about the enemy and, where necessary, using their own intelligence against them.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.33.
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