Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.



•The London correspondent of the "Corriere della Sera," Hignor Guglielmo Etnanuel, sends to his pappr en account of a vipit to the British front in France. He write?: -

"Of a'l the armies fighting the battles of this great war this is youngest and newest . , , . A staff officer told me that to day perhaps there are not above two hundred officers in the firing line who oame here with he first Expeditionary Foroe which fought the epin retreat from Mons. The others are net all dead or missing, for many of the best have gone over to the General staff to COD 6 with the inoreaee of work nbo"t by In/ increase ol the armies. But the remark still hns its value, for the creation of this megnifioent body of officers to command and sot in motion this new million of soldiers is one of the greatest miracles ao complished by English effort England has been fortunate in possessing a caste from whioh it was possible to draw and mould rapidiy her young officers. The education of oharaoter as it is understood in an Eni lish college has not succeeded perhaps in creating industrial men and meroh nts cap* able of beating altogether the competition of Germany. But in the moment of crisis it furnisb°d at once the best possible substitute for the regular Army, the best materials for too armies of England had to begin to organise.

"An army of youths—thfa is the first im° pression one let-la in visiting the mapnifioent army encamped in Flanders. Tbia is an army that does not deteriorate, but grows id strength and value with every day / lliat passf b. It is like a generous wine which age makea perfect. Happy are the armies whose fault is youth for the final victory will be theirs "

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

THE BRITISH ARMY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916

Word Count

THE BRITISH ARMY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.