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THE CHARGE OF THE LONDON SCOTTISH.

(Overcome by number*, our men recoiled, but re-foxmed, and charged again, again, and again.—News Item.) "Forward to Ypres!" the order came, And gaily and glad went they, To stand in the front for Honor and Fame, As their comrades before them had done for many a day. liotig route marches through London Town Had metalled them hard and clean: The suns of Paris had burned them brown In the waiting weeks between; And every man, with the martial pride That soldier hearts attain, Was ready to go where need should guide, Again, again, and again 1 v Our cavalry lines were sorely pressed Beneath the brow of a hill; The command was: Over the open crest, And down and among the enemy's guns with a will! Boar of cannon and scream of shell Was the bravo lads* christening fire ;* What though a. score of the boldest fell, They had won to their heart's desire! And never the Scottish foot goes back As long aa the bugles call; They closed their lives and they kept their track; And the same joy sang- in them alll The deadly shells at their shoulder broke, The shrapnel shrieked and tore, But only the wider those heroes woke To pride of the land whoso kilts and bonnets they woro! Brave, unfaltering, on they came To the very trenches' side; Straight to the murderous muules of flame —A troop untested, untried I Ton to one were their foemea set, Thrice they reeled to the strain— Ee-formed— and charged with the bayonet Again, again, and again! I%e enemy broke, the enemy fled, And the way and the day were won. The age* will honor our heroes dead, And honor for aver what these, the Scottish have done, f Thar learned to be soldiers far from' For our sons must wander wide, Bus the spirit that gav« them their scorn of fear Was cradled in Scotland's pride— The pride that, whether 'tis Border born Or nursed in a Highland glen, Stands aye for the land where the kilt is wUiU'" "Again, again, and again 1" wm Ocuxvoe.

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THE CHARGE OF THE LONDON SCOTTISH., Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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THE CHARGE OF THE LONDON SCOTTISH. Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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