Some British Soldiers in America (Classic Reprint)

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The average Englishman knows very little of the war which raged from 1775 till 1783. If he thinks of it at all, he merely remembers Horace Walpole's remark about "the war in which England saved a rock and lost a continent."

Even soldiers as a rule know hardly anything of the doings of their own regiments in North America during the Revolutionary War.

In 1862 Lord Wolseley (then a Colonel) entered Boston Harbour on his way to Montreal to take up a staff appointment in Canada. When an American gentleman pointed out Bunker's Hill, Colonel Wolseley remarked, "Ah! that was a dreadful disaster for us;" and in his autobiography he confesses the shame he felt when the American replied, "I beg your pardon, sir; Bunker's Hill was a victory for the English."

A little consideration will show that the British Army in North America would have no reason to shun comparison with its successors in South Africa, and the gallant deeds of our Boer fellow-subjects in South Africa were certainly not surpassed by those of the Americans.

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