Kiwis’ daring raids
THOUGH recently the New Zealanders have not been in the severe fighting, it will have been noticed that they have been getting a good many immediate awards. This is largely the result of their daring and initiative in successfully raiding the enemy, even in broad daylight. Some of our units have made a specialty of this work, outwitting, killing, and capturing the enemy time after time, and getting off themselves with barely a scratch. The fame of an Otago man who goes out with a pal or two when the spirit moves him, and invariably
comes back with some prisoners has spread even to the adjoining divisions. ‘‘If the general wants a prisoner he can have one any time for the asking,’’ was a recent remark of his. Frequently such raids are planned by noncommissioned officers and the men themselves, and the battalion commanders and the brigadiers know little or nothing of them till they are over, and the men produce the goods in the shape of anything up to halfadozen very much surprised Bosches.