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BELGIAN MONARCH BRINGS DOWN GERMAN CAVALRYMAN. Captain Sydney Smith, who holds important shipping interests in Belgium, has returned from that country to Llanrwst, where ho gave an account of his experiences at Antwerp. From a wounded Bel gian soldier Captain Smith said he elicited an interesting sidelight relating to King Albert’s coolness anti courage. It appears the soldier during a heavy engageme... was the only one left alive in a trench, when somebody jumped down by his side. The soldier turned round, and was astonished to recognise him as the King oi Belgium. The King addressed the soldier, and said ; “ Don’t waste your shots ; si that you hit a Gorman every time you fire, and there will be one less to cop,, with." His .Majesty then picked up , rifle lying beside the body of a soldier, and said : “ See that German cavalryman over there? I intend to bring him down.” The King thereupon fired, and the German fell a muddled heap. Ho turned to the soldier and said : “ Sec that horseman over there? Keep quito cool and see if you can knock him over." The soldier killed his quarry and wounded another, when the King again intervened, remarking: “That is all right; one is killed, the other is disabled. Now vou had better crawl into the nearest trenen.”

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“DON’T WASTE YOUR SHOTS”, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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“DON’T WASTE YOUR SHOTS” Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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