With the Eighth Division: A Souvenir of the South African Campaign

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Knapp, 1903 - 222 pages
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Page 106 - Peace sitting under her olive, and slurring the days gone by, When the poor are hovell'd and hustled together, each sex, like swine, When only the ledger lives, and when only not all men lie; Peace in her vineyard - yes!
Page 106 - When a Mammonite mother kills her babe for a burial fee, And Timour-Mammon grins on a pile of children's bones, Is it peace or war ? better, war ! loud war by land and by sea, War with a thousand battles, and shaking a hundred thrones.
Page 135 - Volunteers ; their interests will always be very dear to me, and I shall continue to work for the Army as long as I can work at all. " The service which the South African Force has performed is, I venture to think, unique in the annals of war, inasmuch as it has been absolutely almost incessant for a whole year — in some cases more than a year.
Page 136 - ... with cheerfulness. You have, in fact, acted up to the highest standard of patriotism ; and by your conspicuous kindness and humanity towards your enemies, and your forbearance and good behaviour in the towns we have occupied, you have caused the Army of Great Britain to be as highly respected as it must henceforth be greatly feared in South Africa. " Is it any wonder that I am intensely proud of the Army I have commanded, or that I regard you — my gallant and devoted comrades — with affection...
Page 136 - You have covered, with almost incredible speed, enormous distances, and that often on a very short supply of food, and you have endured the sufferings, inevitable in war to sick and wounded men far from the base, without a murmur— even with cheerfulness.
Page 136 - ... infinite manual labour you have had to drag heavy guns and ox-waggons. You have covered with almost incredible speed enormous distances, and that often on very short supplies of food. You have endured the sufferings inevitable in war to sick and wounded men far from the base, without a murmur and even with cheerfulness. You have, in fact, acted up to the highest standard of patriotism, and by your conspicuous kindness and humanity to your enemies, your forbearance and good behaviour in the towns...
Page 144 - Her court was pure; her life serene; God gave her peace; her land reposed; A thousand claims to reverence closed In her as Mother, Wife, and Queen...
Page 136 - I have learnt much during the war, and the experience I have gained will greatly help me in the work that lies before me, which is, I conceive, to make the army of the United Kingdom as perfect as it is possible for an army to be. This I shall strive to do with all my might.
Page 88 - To be furnished, in addition to the regular ration, as required for troops on active campaign or in the field for purposes of instruction, and not to be opened except by order of an officer or in extremity, nor used when regular rations are obtainable, except one day in each alternate month of the season of practical instruction, not exceeding three days in each year...
Page 135 - The service which the South African Force has performed is, I venture to think, unique in the annals of war, inasmuch as it has been absolutely almost incessant for a whole year — in some cases more than a year. There has been no rest — no days off to recruit — no going into winter quarters, as in other campaigns which have extended over a long period.

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