On the Front Line - The Soldiers' Newspaper
We are used to reporting the day-to-day lives of you, the soldiers, so we thought that for this edition we would interview one of those dear to our hearts as we think of home- our wives and sweethearts. Emilia is the wife of Iago, ensign to our legendary General Othello. She talked to us about the role of an army wife at this most difficult time of threat in the distant island of Cyprus.
Speaking to our correspondent, she opened up about life on the front line for a soldier's wife.
'For me, being the wife of a soldier is such an important role. It is our job to support our menfolk as they face the challenges of life on the front line. We must make sure that our feelings are kept under control so that we don't ever make life more difficult for the men leading our country in war.’
Emilia went on to talk about an exciting new phase in her life in the army following General Othello's recent marriage.
'One task I am looking forward to is that of looking after our general's new wife, Desdemona, and helping her understand what it is to be the wife of a soldier. I am sure we will have much to talk about over the next few months. It will be good for me to have someone I can talk to, as it is often hard to talk to a husband who is a soldier. I know Desdemona comes from a very privileged place in society, so life on the front line may come as a real shock. I hope she will be able to cope with all these changes.’