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THESE TERRIBLE TURCOS.

Mr Richard Harding Davis, the American war correspondent, describes the Turcos and Senegalese as the greatest fighters of all. "In the trenches taken by them from the German Guards and the famous Death's Head Hussars the Germans showed no bullet wounds. In almost every attack the men from the desert had * flung themselves upon the enemy, using only the butts of their rifles or their bayonets. Man for man, no white man drugged for years with meat and alcohol is a physical match for these ['urcos, who eat dates and drink water. They are lean as starved wolves, they move like panthers, they are all musclf and nerves, and they have the comfort ing belief that to die".sends them straight to the seventh heaven." YOUNG ALSATIAN HERO. A Bavarian general makes himself r<" sponsible for the following story of young Alsatian's heroism. Towards fiend of August, the Germans, on appeal : ng at the village of Burgund, near Saintf Marioaux-Mines, inquired of a yo unman of 18, named Thcophile Jasgout, i there were French in any of the house: On the young fellow giving a negativ response,* the Germans advanced, ai;< were immediately the object of a vigorous fusilkido from a party of French sol diers. After a smart skirmish the Gei man troops retired, and instantly sough out young Jascout and made him pri> oner. Considering that, as a Gorman sub ject, he had been guilty of an act of hit treason, the Germans tiad the lad shot.

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THESE TERRIBLE TURCOS., Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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THESE TERRIBLE TURCOS. Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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