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There has already been a splendid response to the call of patriotism which has been sounded far and wide, by means of Lord Derby’s excellently organised recruiting scheme, and the finest young men of the country are flocking to ” fall in and follow the drum.” Our artist shows here a squad of recruits, men of all classes, happy in the consciousness of doing their duty, preceded by a band of Highland pipers to the recruiting office. The recruiting bands, indeed, might be likened to the Pied Piper of Hamelin, whose music all the young people Rocked to follow.
Yet, in spite of the numbers that have already rallied round the flag, many more are still required. It is well to remember the words of the King in his recent eloquent appeal to his people : “I rejoice in my Empire’s effort, and I feel pride in the voluntary response from my Subjects all over the world.. . The end is not in sight. More men and yet more are wanted to keep my Armies in the Field, and through them to secure Victory and enduring Peace.”
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