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They were all so un- ground that one of them, expressing made a comment he would never willing to yield impatience, have thought of doing in peace time. The General only smiled. At St. Quentin Sir John French, " smiling his face," explained to the troops the all over meaning of the repeated retirements. Up to this the men had almost to be pulled back by their officers, but after the explanation they fell in cheerfully with that most hated thing a strategic movement to the rear. The men were pleased by Sir John and his staff going among them to see their life in the trenches, and whether they were being properly looked after, " He has no side/ and is just as ready to smile on ' the ordinary private as on the highest officer.

And men were always on the watch to each other. At the battle of Mons an officer help stood over the body of a private who had previously Officers saved his life his revolver, until he had and then fell fired his last shot seriously from wounded. A on his back for 800- yards afterwards died in hospital. Trooper O'Brien, of the 3rd Dragoons, told in a letter to his wife how Captain Wright, of his squadron, private soldier carried a young subaltern, who crept out under a heavy artillery and rifle fire to THE BRITISH SOLDIER 26 " and bring in two wounded men.

Four hundred yards,' Yes, sir, what range ? came the reply. The gunner adapted his machine, and let drive. One shot was sufficient. It got the German gun right in the breech, and it did not bark again that night. The engagement proceeded all fast. ' ' ' BOYS OF THE BULLDOG BREED A night. " A soldier of the ist Queen's described this case "On September I7th we were supporting the Northamptons, who were hotly engaged with the enemy. The Germans threw up of bulldog resistance their : hands, and the Northants ceased to press As they approached, however, home instead of surrendering, the Germans opened a withering fire, and the Northants were compelled to retire.

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