WAR'S BRIGHTER SIDE
The Story of THE FRIEND Newspaper
Edited by the Correspondents
With Lord Roberts's Forces,
(One of the Editors of "THE FRIEND")
Author of "Towards Pretoria," "At Pretoria," "Alone in China," etc., etc.
With 15 Illustrations
London C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd. Henrietta Street 1901
The coloured reproductions on the cover of this book are fac-similes of a badge specially made for the Editors of THE FRIEND.
Badge specially made for the Editors of The Friend.
Julian Ralph Percival London
H A Gwynne Rudyard Kipling
With his Kind Permission
this History of his
Unique and Historic
Experiment in Publishing a Newspaper
for an Army in the Field is Dedicated to
FIELD MARSHAL, EARL ROBERTS, V.C., K.G., K.P., ETC.
LETTER FROM EARL ROBERTS TO LORD STANLEY REGARDING "THE FRIEND."
BLOEMFONTEIN, April 13th, 1900.
DEAR LORD STANLEY,--I understand that on Monday next, the 16th inst., THE FRIEND will come under the new management, and it will, I hope, continue to thrive now that it has been established on a sound basis.
The Army owe a deep debt of gratitude to the gentlemen who so kindly came forward, and who have given their services gratuitously in the management of the paper.
That their labours are appreciated is evident from the eagerness with which the paper is purchased by officers and soldiers alike.
On behalf, therefore, of the troops, I would ask you to convey my best thanks to all who have contributed towards making the paper such a success, especially to the following gentlemen, Messrs. Landon, Ralph, Gwynne, and Buxton.
Believe me to be
Yours very truly,