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“IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY; BUT I’M NOT DOWNHEARTED!”: THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN TRENCHES RUSHED BY THE GERMANS, FIGHTING ALONE, BUT UNDISMAYED, ALTHOUGH WOUNDED.
Describing the sketch from which this drawing was ade, Mr. Frederic Vilersn writes, under the title, “It ‘s a Long Way from Tipperary–bt I ‘m Not Downhearted “: “After a shell-fire lasting from dusk until three on the following afternoon, a certain position was rushed by the Germas. In one section of the deep shelter-trenches now
prevailing on the battle front, only one out of fifteen ritish soltdiers was stading he the relief party arrived ; and he kept on ring till hbe fell unconscious from the effects of his wounds. He was an Irishman. Some twenty Germans were mixed up in this particular fight and were killed.”-[Dreawe Coprgirhked s r Usftd Sams and CanSd