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THE AVENGERS

TO BRITISH SOLDIESS IN THE FIELD in-.- <'kvck Sea-vak, In 'Punch.'] Net. o-.y irnt, yonr raus'»» is just and right—'Jiiis much was never doubted; ivar or play. We go iviih clean hands into any flgbii lhat is our English way— Not \h-,s- lash thought p'oue shall braoo your <hews To trample under t;fel tho?e Vandal hordes ■\Vho laugh wr.rn h!'.(;d of mother and babe iinbrucF Tiicir .i nine 1 eraveti sworuf". But. 'in re i:iu-i be hot passion, trhite of fiim". Pure ■-.a:.. •.,: this unutterable wrong, STiirr-r w.ni. or n.riiteiidom so sunk in :-!r. ..i« To make yet trebly strong. Tbeie hearths of fair and peaceful land-, Thi* re-i:ii'._' u.ci of deeds abhorred 01 Hell They cry alo-t-l ;■•:■ •• rj-.L-.-anee at vour bar.dy, Piilhicss and Bvrih and fell. Strike, then. »nd rparc not, for th« innocent Wle ''' •. ••-" '':i:l; beneath i-he weepirj skies. A-, i.|.. ;i ; f-aw your deare«t in ihrir ct cad }iut'-ae..-i .'-:(ire your eyes! And ili'.i!:t'li ;l'o guihleßß pay for osher^' WTio preachtd these brut« ideals in camp and conn; Though lie** of bnve and gentle foci be spilt That toatie this coward sport} On each vrithout distinction, worst or best. Fouled by a nation's crime, one doom mit«t fall, Eo vou its instrument, and leave th« rest To God, the Judge of all. Let it be said of you, ivhen sound* at length Over tho final field th# victors' strain: "They struck at infamy with all tibeir strength, And enxtn is clean again I"

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THE AVENGERS, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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THE AVENGERS Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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