Foreign News: Death of Haig

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

Life courses on persistently in the elder heroes of the War. Hindenburg has majestically topped 80, Foch 77, and good "Papa" Joffre 76. Early, therefore, seemed the harvest which Death reaped, last week, in striking down at 66 perhaps the greatest soldier-Scotchman, Colonel - Douglas Haig, first Earl Haig (British creation), but 29th Laird of Bemerside (Scotch), and, from 1915 onward, Commander-in-Chief of all Britannia's armies in France, famed as "Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig." Men will remember and revere him for Scotch virtues. The core of his...

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