How would you interpret ‘papers’ in the context?
How would you interpret ‘papers’ in the sentence ‘I'll look up their adjutant to do your papers’?
According to the following passages, the papers seem to be a record of wounds the soldier suffered from the enemy.
Is there a specific name for those papers in western armies?
Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (Chapter 9).the context:
"Come, come," the tall Englishman said. "Don't be a bloody hero." Then in Italian: "Lift him very carefully about the legs. His legs are very painful. He is the legitimate son of President Wilson." They picked me up and took me into the dressing room. Inside they were operating on all the tables. The little major looked at us furious. He recognized me and waved a forceps.
"Ca va bien?"
"I have brought him in," the tall Englishman said in Italian. "The only son of the American Ambassador. He can be here until you are ready to take him. Then I will take him with my first load." He bent over me. "I'll look up their adjutant to do your papers and it will all go much faster."