Otago Daily Times: 100 Years Ago

Regiment shows form

Regiment shows form

When the bugle sounded the reveille for the 4th Regiment at the Sutton camp on Saturday at 4 a.m. the ground was white with frost, and so hard that it rang under the feet, and the icy cold turned one's breath to steaming clouds.

More troops needed

More troops needed

Infantry in very large numbers are required from Otago, and more than that, they are required before the end of May.

The battle of Ypres

The battle of Ypres

Mr Will Irwin, the American journalist, has contributed to the New York Tribune an account of the great and decisive battle of Ypres, which The Times refers to as ''an action which will stand as one of the most glorious achievements in British military annuals, for, though more English troops were engaged here than in any previous battle of the Empire, they numbered only 120,000 against 600,000 of the Germans, which is more than were engaged in the whole Franco-Prussian war.''

The boys in Egypt

The boys in Egypt

Luxor (Upper Egypt), March 21. We have just added this year one more chapter to the long, long history of the armies of Egypt; the armies that marched out of her, and the armies that marched against her - Persian armies, Assyrian armies, Egyptian armies, Greek armies, Roman armies, Arabian armies, Turkish armies, the armies of Napoleon, and of the British.

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