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"THEY RAN LIKE RABBITS."

A private in the Black Watch who \va wounded at the battle of the .Varne, an< who is now at Nctley, gives the follow inn- account of the fighting in a letter to ■ friend : —" My regiment was acting a< vance guard, and my company was we* 'n ad v nice, when we c."me to a hill cov ered with thick brushwood. Well, w continued our march along tho road, bu just as we came under the hill the Gei mans opened a terrible fire on us. Th first line was only about 90 yards from us, and the first volley bowled over a lot of my company. There was nothing fo it but the bayonet, and before you could say 'Jack Robinson' we were in then fust line of trenches. They ran like rabbits. Then we got reinforced by the remainder of the regiment, and the hil was taken."

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"THEY RAN LIKE RABBITS.", Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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"THEY RAN LIKE RABBITS." Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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