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THE MESSAGE.

Tremendous enthusiasm _ marked the welcome to the Canada contingent at Plymouth. It is the first to bring Britain an Imperial message from the Dominions Overseas. . . . The spirit of camaraderie among the officers and men aroused wonder, ao they left the deck for shoreleave f arm in arm. They are coming with a message from the peoples overseas— Can you hear it in the wave-heat, can you hear it on the breeze, Can you hear the message humming? Loyal, Canada is coming. While the mighty heart of Britain beats for gallant sons like these. Overseas, overseas, We are doing what we please, And it pleases us to share her darker days or victories. Oh, the captain and the trooper, they are walking arm in arm, They arc brothers when the bugles sound a. chorus of alarm. Can you hear the bugles braying, Hear the tunc that they are playing? We are one and undivided when the foeman threatens harm. Overseas, overseas, There is lots of stand at ease. But wo stiffen to attention when a warnote breaks the calm. It is arm in arm they’re walking, but when blade is locked in blade. The sons of snow-bound Canada will bear them unafraid. ■Mother England, there are others. There are sunburned younger brothers Who are coming, _ coming quickly to the banner you displayed. Overseas, overseas. From the lands that burn or freeze, Britain’s warrior-sons are marching to the terrible parade. And when rifle calls to rifle over Europe’s winter enow, Shall the outposts of the Empire rally strong against the foe. Freedom’s symbol, never-dying. Is the British banner flying : Our faith is firm, our creed is clear for all the world to know. Overseas, overseas. We are children at your knees. When yon call us. Mother England, we will shoulder arms and go. A Bussell sends us £1 Is for the Belgian

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THE MESSAGE., Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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THE MESSAGE. Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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