A hundred years ago May 16, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (May 16, 1919): Victory March in England.

To-day’s [May 3] victory march of the Dominions’ troops is the theme of editorial special articles which dwell on their glorious record retelling the stories of the battles in which they were most prominent. As one writer says, “each Dominion contingent in its first action set itself to reach and reached highest standard of desperate disciplined courage and though the ranks were refilled time after time by newcomers the same superb level of achievement was maintained”. It is pointed out that Victoria Cross was never so hard to win as in the recent war, yet the number conferred was greater than the crosses gained by all arms in any previous campaign with the exception of the Indian Mutiny. A message from the King was handed to all members of the overseas forces on dispersal from parade expressing heartfelt pride and gratitude in taking the salute.

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