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| Coolly '-making n. cigarette, a heroic i Guardsman defied hundicds of Hermans ! uiler declining to surrender. A vivid tale of litis bravo Briton's last momenta war; told liv Corporal T. Scott, of the I'oyal Field Artillery, who has returned m.m Ypret. "In intensity," lie said, "it heat anything that had gone before. At time: it. was .-imply wholesale- murder. It wa, ! n-tonishing the way our chaps. lieM on in face of odd?; that, might have made the luave-.t quail. The .strength of the Herman attack at every point on our thin hue was Mich that it was !•!;■■ rryiing to | catch a few tiny crabs between ton, of I roeks. Our men knew what depend'.::! on I them, and thev stood tVI in spite of everything. At one point it was very hot, and part of our men got cut oil. J he, ia-t glimpse 1 caught of them as wo brought the guns out of action they wen.' hung behind' breastworks of foiled trees and fh"ng quietiv and st.en.dilv into the never-eiidmg stream of foes. Some of them felt they were done for, and one shouted: ' Goodhve, old chap. Tell them at home v.e were British," as I passed him. When the end came it was every man for himself ; The Germans swooped down on a man of the" Guards, all that remained of his section. There were hundreds of them, bur. that chap would not give in, and scorned to run away. They couldn't help admiring his pluck, and they shouted to him to surrender. 'Surrender bo damned,'' ho cried. ' The Guards never surrender '. Come and take me.' Those were the words oi defiance he hurled at them from, behind his felled tree, as lie replaced'hi» cigarette between his lips and started t> fire his last rounds. Soon they were aij gone, and coolly fixing his bayonet hi stood up to meet his death. The Germans had orders to shoot at his legs, ans he was hit, but on his knees he receive.3 the last charge, and was riddled witii ; bullets aaid perforated with bayojjei stabs.-*

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A BRAVE GUARDSMAN, Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

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A BRAVE GUARDSMAN Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

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