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QUITE A DIFFERENT TUNE.

• There is no talk now in Germany about “ French’s contemptible little army.” Tho Germans realise that they have against them fighters who arc superior to their much-vaunted troops A Norwegian paper, published at Bergen, gives the following tribute to our soldiers from a member of the German General Staff: The Englishman is cool, indifferent to danger, and to the dispensations of Providence. He stays where he is commanded. Ho shoots magnificently, extraordinarily well. After wo had broken through the French positions on the Belgian frontier it was General French’s Army that had stayed the retreat. Our efforts to drive the* English back were in vain. Tho English arc strong people, athletic, and well-developed. So we decided to shoot them down. Wo ordered our best shots to tackle them, but the result was not in our favor. Then we got all our artillery that could be spared against them, and swept the English position«&with a rain of shells. But how can 1 describe our astonishment? Beyond the shell-swept zone wc saw English soldiers’ heads moving, and they began to use their rifles again as soon as the coast was clear. Tho English are a cool lot!

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QUITE A DIFFERENT TUNE., Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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QUITE A DIFFERENT TUNE. Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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