Beneath the ruins of the Cloth Hall at Ypres, in the last, gloomy days of 1914, sat an old soldier on a white horse : Field Marshal Sir John French, tears streaming down his face, watched the remnants of the "Old Contemptibles" (Regular Army) file past him after their place in the fighting line had been taken by the territorials (Home Defense Force which volunteered almost to a man for service abroad). Last week, Death carried off this famous soldier in his 73d year. He died of complications arising from an operation for...

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