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GALLANT AND GAY

THE BELGIAN SOLDIER. A London 'Times' correspondent in Belgium writes:—"l have watched the Belgian soldier for two months, ending in the fall of Antwerp. 1 have seen him on every kind of duty—on the march, in tho trenches, on horseback, on the bicyclo. running behind a gun team of dogs, each dog pulling and imrking as if it would tear the whole German army to pieces. I have seen him wounded on the battlefields, on the roadside. in hospitals, bi-ought back trom an advanced trench, not wounded, but collapsed from sheer exhaustion. And 1 have :-een him dead. As a result. I have developed an extraordinary alfection tor him. I have a great atlmiration for his careless courage, and a greator liking for the man who. with all his manhood, has still -o much of the child in him. Ho is such a chatterbox, so full of laughter, his cheerfuhip.-s and badinage never so lively as when the sternest work is on hand. Unshaven, mud-bespattered, hungry, and tired, unable to walk or to lift a rirle. he still bears himself with gallant gaiety. Altogether, ha is fascinating."

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GALLANT AND GAY, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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GALLANT AND GAY Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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