A Finer Death…

“I never saw a finer death. He looked very brave and handsome up there, outlined against the sky, the only figure on the bank above, his helmet off, and his face very pale and blazing with anger, and his arm pointing forward. He fell down headlong, but we never turned back until we gave the Germans hell.”

The death of Colonel Buller, the Commanding Officer of the Princes Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) ‐ quoted in B. Willson, In the Ypres Salient, The Story of a Fortnight’s Canadian Fighting, 02-16 June 1916.


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