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COLONEL BRAMBLE

General Asser was much less intimate with me than General Welch, rarely descending from his Olympus to mix with mortals (except occasionally like Jupiter and for the same reasons) but he often made use of me in his work and on official visits. When Clemenceau came to the Somme front we went with him. Later President Poincare and King George V were to meet at Abbeville, and I was instructed to go to the station and accompany the President.
`You will detain him for a quarter of an hour,' General Asser said to me, `because the King wants to talk to some Kaffir chieftains and this will delay our schedule a bit, . . . '
This curious mission earned me the imprecations of the French general who was accompanying the President and my first highly embarrassed conversation with Monsieur Poincare.
`What's the meaning of this~' the General demanded. `The King keeps the President waiting because he wants to talk to Negroes~ It's unbelievable!'
`But, sir,' I said, `there is a reason ... These are the head men of the Kaffir workers who made an agreement for just one year and who now want to go home ... These workmen, however, are urgently needed to dig trenches, and it is hoped the King's prestige will make them stay.'
`All right,' Monsieur Poincare said resignedly. `But it's ridiculous for me to wait in this station. Can't the itinerary be extended a little?'
`Alas, no, Monsieur le President, because police measures have already been taken along the appointed route.'
`Very well! Then we'll go slowly, but let's get off!'
The General seized me by the shoulders:
`Let's get off! Good Lord, let's get off!' he cried.
I had almost gained the prescribed quarter of an hour and we set off. Above us wheeled the Stork Squadron, on watch above the leaders of the two nations.

During the latter part of the war Abbeville was bombarded by German aeroplanes every night that was clear enough. We had anti-aircraft guns, but they never hit anything. Never were attacks more uniform. About ten o'clock in the evening a cannon would sound the alerte. Twenty minutes later one heard the broken-winded whine of the German

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