Foreign News: The Man on Foot

The world's greatest living cavalryman sat reading in his high-ceilinged London study one noon last week. Suddenly the book slid from his hands, his chin sagged to his chest and Field Marshal Sir Edmund Hynman Allenby, first Viscount Allenby of Megiddo* and of Felixstowe, was dead.

Lord Allenby brought his military reputation through the War with less damage than most of his peers. Born of an untitled Yorkshire family, he entered the Army after flunking Indian Civil Service examinations. Having proved himself a cool, competent bush fighter in Bechuanaland, Zululand and the Boer War,...

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