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Army Council's Thanks to to the B.E.F. The following message has been forwarded from the Army Council to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief British Armies in France.- The Army Council desire, on the occasion of the happy termination of hostilities, to con- gratulate all ranks of His Majesty's forces in France upon the magnificent share taken by them in the series of brilliant actions which have" contributed so powerfully to the gradual wearing down and final submission of the enemy. Since August. 1914, the British Expedi- tionary Force has grown from a small but highly efficient contingent, which acquitted itself with such renown at Mons, in the battles of the Marne and the Aisne, and at Ypres, to a great army. For the last four months this army has waged on a front of many miles an unceasing battle, and has every day won new glories for its standards. Through these four chequered years of con- flict the same spirit of cheerfulness, stoicism, and gallantry which our forefathers so con- stantly displayed has again been shewn in the g lorious tale of daily achievements, which is the Empire s pride and rejoicing to-day. To Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, the commander who has led to a decisive victory over a formidable and skilful foe the mightiest army ever sent forth to battle from the Empire; to all officers, from the highest to the lowest; to all the rank and file, who have borne the burden of the campaign, undaunted by discomfort, wounds, sickness, or death, and also to those whose unceasing labour behind the lines has smoothed the working of the machine of victory, the Army Council tender their tribute of admiration and gratitude with the hope that, under God, the mighty work which has now been brought to a victorious conclusion on the battlefield may ensure for the Empire a future of honour, prosperity, and peace. FOCH'S PROCLAMATION. General Foch has addressed to the Armies of the Allies the following proclamation: After having resolutely held the enemy you attacked him for months without respite, with unwearying faith and energy. You won the greatest battle in history and saved the sacred cause of the freedom of the world. You -may well be proud of the immortal glory with which your flags are adorned. Posterity will remain grateful to you. GENERAL PERSHING'S MESSAGE. I General Pershing has issued an order ex- pressing his personal thanks to the officers and men of the American forces sent to Europe, who by their efforts contributed to make pos- sible the glorious issue of the war. He adds: Now a more delicate task will enable you to give the measure of your military virtues. You will remember that every ofifcer and man represents our nation in Europe. You will undergo the new trial as brilliantly as that on the battlefield. Sustained by the high ideal and the remembrance of great deeds accom- plished, you will bring home the proud con- viction that your sacrifices renewed the American soul. On the enemy's territory or the freed soil of France you will remain disciplined, correct, respectful cf all civil rights in order to justify for ever the pride and affection which every American feels for your uniform and for you. WELSH DIVISION'S WORK. I The general officer commanding the 38th ,(Welsh) Division in a special order of the day, dated 7th September, 1918, says:- I desire to express gratitude for the success achieved during the past 16 days. The division met and smashed the elements of 43 regiments. The enemy was forced out of all his very strong positions. Each brigade made one and sometimes two attacks each day.

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