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MAKE WAY FOR ONE WHO CAN!
MAKE WAY FOR ONE WHO CAN! 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 20 April 1933, page 2

MAKE WAY FOR ONE WHO CAN!

In the Paschendaele operations a shell landed on the headquarters of a certain Australian battalion and wounded its colonel in the head. It was not a very serious wound, but the shock was considerable and the medical officer ordered him to get out of the line. Going down from Zonnebeke there was only one buckboard track across the swamps, and on it were many wounded men, at this time mostly walking cases shepherded by stretcher bearers.

Fritz was shelling the track with some vim, and a convoy of wounded in front of him was too slow for the colonel. "Get a move on there," he called, "get a move on."

Word came back in extremely unparliamentary language that the crocks were doing their best, and that the wounded men could not run.

"What, lads! Wounded and can't run!" replied the colonel. "Well, make way for a man who can!"

"Liz," Reedy's, Cue.