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ABOUT THE SAXONS

NOT SldMf BAD I'KU.OWS. The following letter fiom a Britidi oilicer at Ihe front, which lias been placcd-at the di.-po-nl of an iaigli.-h paper, show, that not all the (ierman tmops are wanting in cluvalroia iiatinct-. and show-. also, how injuriously the mi-deed- of some affect others who are guiltle-- : -■-" Oppo site ilia trendies of two of our infantry j battalions they found a thousand dead and wounded Germans, and there are still inauv pint- devil- of Saxons lying' between their trenches and ours, and 110 one able to get at them. Our men got 111 30 of them the other night, but every time thev went out the (lermans opened ;i hea'vv fire on them at 500 yd-; and w would probablv have to do the same, awe cannot tnist them not to mi the pretext ot collecting wounded. Tlu-y have done this repeatedly. Only (Mice did the Snxon- iwho arc opposite to 11-. and good fellows, quite different from the Prussia usi get into one of our trenches. They took a good many prisoners, but an hour after another battalion counterattacked, killed., wounded, or captured all the (jermaus, and released our f»llowi. Some of these poor devils lay out«id* our trenches calling : ' Catneradcs—Knglish—come and help us' till one night. Our fellows did their best to get them in. but the Germans poured volleys in every time. It was heartbreaking, and one would have given anything to succor those brave wounded Saxons, who bad behaved to our Drbomu's. Lite true K£a»J#xucui."

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ABOUT THE SAXONS, Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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ABOUT THE SAXONS Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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