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FALSE PATRIOTISM.

TO THE EDITOR.' Sir, —I hear there arc Borne persons of small minds in this City who have adopted a contemptible method of sending white feathers to young men, whom they imagine have not enlisted. Perhaps it would be j'i?t ;v> well if these persons, so well versed in military concerns, would occasionally examine the lists of volunteers and the reasons of their refusals. In a free country such as this it redounds nothing to their credit, especially as white- feathers are not to be found in Britishers' wings. I have no menfolk to defend, for my two eligible sons are at present in Egypt ready to do their share in the defence of the Empire, which at present calls for all as sistance ; so if our so-called patriots of the white feather incident could devote some of their time and money to doing something for the. soldiers they w-ould bo rendering some service to their country. Could you enlighten me as to how many of our' politieans have sons or brothers volunteering for active service? —I am, etc., TkUK-BOBN BRITISHER. December 16.

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FALSE PATRIOTISM., Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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FALSE PATRIOTISM. Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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