Soldiers were billeted by force in private houses, and military officers executed martial law on civilians.
There were a lot of soldiers billeted in Fairford; the cook's husband was overseas in the Army.
He thought of her pregnancy and felt sorry for her and for himself, and in a nervously emotional and softened mood he went out of the hut in which he was billeted with Nesvitski and began to walk up and down before it.
No masters of the houses being found anywhere, the French were not billeted on the inhabitants as is usual in towns but lived in it as in a camp.
Many services and prayer meetings were held in our Church for troops billeted here or moving through the area to go abroad.