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"WEEK'S WAR STORY

I WEARY, BUT NOT BEATEN. I

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WEARY, BUT NOT BEATEN. A further realistic account of the fight- ing in Flanders is supplied by another letter from one who fought there. At length trench warfare was over. Both armies worked in the open, and Fritz had massed such a number of men against us that for days his pressure re- mained constant. The German, plan of advance seemed always to avoid a frontal attack. This was lucky for them, for we have a good proportion of fine shots, and were also never without machine guns. Motor machine guns were much employed i on either side. Describing some purely personal ex- periences, he says that for several hours he was walking on the fringe of an en- gagement, with the rattle of musketry and machine guns in my ears." At length 1 came out on to one of the great main roads. What a spectacle! As far as the eye could 6-c-an(I tho road was dead straightâspread one long great snake of traffic, all in one direction. At one point we passed a Chinese labour squad, carry- ing huge loads hung on the ends of long bamboo rods, which they balanced on their shoulders. That night we lay out along an em- bankment as an outpost guarding a string of transport. Soon after daybreak the news cdiue through that the Germans were massing in great numbers behind a certain wood., Meanwhile the padre held a very short service and a solemn prayer, with Fritz massing for an advance not many hundreds of yards away! The-wood, however, frightened him! He feared a trap, and commenced pushing round the dges, so that our lines held him up for several hours. We were then marched to a very high ridnge overlooking an important town, where we began to prepare an emergency iifing line. Then a curious little incident <>ccurr°rt. We heard a sudden buzzing L behind us, and turned to find a German, "axsibpi'jme$n WW if" v only a couple of hundred feet up when he was met with a volley of rifle bullets from our fellows which evidently put the wind up bim" for he quickly mounted and flew' right away." At a village some time later this soldier had his first shave for some time. The bard was playing bright marches in the square. He adds: "It struck one as somewhat incongruous, but quite British, for the band to play ragtime in one part of the village, while shells burst on the other, and the great flood tide of the German invasion swept irresistibly on." Referring to another service that was held, the, writer remarks: The Padre held another service, in which he prayed that our reinforcements might arrive in timeâa prayer which was answered. You can guess perhaps a little of tjie respon- sibility and solemnity of these days. But how inexpressibly weary we were. But not beaten. Never accuse us of that."

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