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THE AISNE BATTLEFIELD

SHOO'IIXG TILL RIFLES BURN

TUT. STING <>E A WOUND

••Through th- ...blob' of it <!"'•*:; ..... _ire.it yiv.-r. 7■■.'■-• sivij: from the < a-t to <lie w«-sl. The. brink, of ill. l liver here fire Tfry steeii. .above .!.•■■ j:!;iin. which sweeps away f1 • .i>i ihe northci 11 bank. ri-"\-. t!i-- :iias.-if -if l.fi;.!i. It ie mi ideal area for l'l'iml innvvini'p: ■ ;1r 1< 1 h-r artillery Wol'l_ clir<.''-U"l TI ] ---11 ike ValleYOl' lhe I'ivl'. IV.ss eastward a little, and th.-'v ;.:v ill.'. In-blds behind 1 i-.o <:l.v "f .".!"»;..._-■ _.-md .■hove llr- Vi-b\ ;i- .rib.i:::rv '-f file Annie. Here ji-.iiii N'e'.mv bay linil.-I---._l a. .troii__hobl oasv Id defend, .l:ili..'n!t. ... ritla-k."' In the.-- wotds. a e.a:.-M-oe-I (k-nt of '.!:-.■ Lend--:! 'liai'lv M..:l' ] bum-d ibo battle!]- bl of th-.- aba-- ..-i S--i,t- i.iM.-r 20-a '.vrc-k ri'or the baub- bad b.-m.. | great line.--.inrk th-'l u'bl live v. i;ii ibj most.- monv-nto.i. of 1 nis .-bo:.gb\ I know of smashing at-a-h, th-- li:-i'lL-bi <f whirl|.;!|.r_. one's bra-ii -- -v. J bar.- need narrative.! o- i!i- ..'-'la-bK :i'.<l o, ihe bri.ln"S.-tla~ (; ■!,. Jm.-!!-!i and Kniish, li.'iv-' iiifb- .i ' ib.ycil i:i;- _'am- - which no mai can h- , -ir ri'i.n;-, •-i ; h-..'- lb.eolvnins \i cut. (iov, n a.' o a end . :. .-'i: : > the blnzin:_ <i..:if n; <•'< 'be ■■■'■■ '• - ■'-':•' ';■>•<' men wo.ked. b.bibb... •';■ ; .-'■; ■ l - J -; ';> •'< V-erv bit'ei'tei—-,-,•■,rk<-.i v. Hil '"' i:M-|-M-.s .-hfii-.. heroism unfolds it-alt boa) le ho:': . Here j.. an ■ Miiiflc. ,:■:, an,on; l-n t'::--.::.--. _-.,!. Ua; ...a- .„ a. v.0.-.i.d- d |),IV-iH. ' P. " I -,V m.v ..-i-ml .-ml I. . . - 'I n,,,.■,1,, -,, lb- ,-Oae bV ..,.,. and -1..,. Iti'i -.<>■: idle, bairn.. 1 m. Siiil they siv;:n:inl on t,.a :,.-:;.- m-- V. < l-,ni. . are!nt aim ail ila- v. rub-. 'Ah. good ! _ ]);._ > 0-1 <,-,-. thai ':' 1 I'll 1 -■•'! '■' ii; y fl'nial, ii.-i.( ..... J (IM :■> brai/l n Mb'V (bill -on;: ! iij ;! . a .-;i- b- s;!- ; ki;-f_ ui-oii ;nnvh-tt.:n<-.i . ..1 Ih. .!:• b-■::'! w;.a. i.ilb.n i.;rv,:ii<]. 1 i. i,r,U,. ; i _ _;.. . i hiiu by i:ana-. li . -,va - nM.miiii.' .i b ; i:... 'f'bdi J tunic-l •,-, mv fv. (; 1': a_;ibi. 'i'ia-y iii'-.: abviuci;; ;c 1 u i.- b;' ,- 11,.\\. _\ii '. lai'.v f'V.l 1 «:■-'• i -b"! •" slowly . . . .«■> v.:> .-:r..-.i jy. - ' Aii'l tbcii—do >nu 1_::-j\v uii.-i:. il feels like to be v.-Ollli<l'ii'. J !'<'. ; 'C jiisi ' little .00 biirh on my dbo.w A .-tinilia 1.- [jiercos .ny erm lib-a .•_. liot uiie--1-... (-lu-up uliinj.-t to be M.jt-. I jV!t. jhv_ ;ii:n f) fiway from in--—it s-etie.i lib.- tii.it - .111.1 t-ht'i) mv iitb- 1. lb ] bebeve J v..-.-, ;( littl.. ri;izf:il." 1 b'oke.! at jny tri.a.'l j.--•sci.Uv. lie v.-a^i- a.b' ' - <o, Oil lie-:-" L'.'f'-I! MV. .- billll-ti :.i-.i across llK'se !a:r ,i plains ttj-- JJi;;-s j make tiivir e ! 'e;.t M.-i-ti'l. An-I meanwliibi . behind them lie tlw «a<tod iiebjb anj tie-j broken viila-e,. •:. their ruphv- ate!; savagery." ... i A Cba-;=-i-.ir Alpin t-lbs of life i:i 1 ]-...- i t,renches:—"Tlk-v came on v.iti;! their drums bt_i_Ui._j U.-liind thftm ; even at | night- they bad ih-eir band to play timm ; to Iho attack. We met them with the i bavo-K't i-n the- hole that they had dug fori thcmselvti., and, you know., in a light" like | that wo have the ndvuiita.L'u, k.r oar j bayonets' urn longer than theirs—only nil! tlie»o slrajis about our chest an-1 shoi_ldei_- j Mt in our way and hinder our move- ! merits. The Geimatis aiv better off in lhat j respect. So ere your .soldiers; they ta:: | use their arms freely. The Germans j ivould break for n, while and go back, but j o& soon a-S wo lisd sent them rui_ni!__,' j another lot would come. on. ISo it went j cm time after tuim. It- wasterriblowork." | These are tho Chasseurs Alpins who fought I under General Pau at Mulhausen. "Mul-j hausen was nothing to it," the;- said. | " Day and night th« fusillade- never j eca-jve-d." The Germans brought on two ! men to their one. and at last they ]_j_d to] give back, leaving the slopes strewn with i the bodies of their comrades. All niiriiL - long_.the German searchlights moved their j ghostly beams up and down tho b'nes. 1 Marching th« rain-soaked hollow., where j the dead lie thick, waiting for the French to attack f-tfaiu. J

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THE AISNE BATTLEFIELD, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

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THE AISNE BATTLEFIELD Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

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