Lieut. General Pole-Carew

Mortimer Menpes



Source: War Impressions, facing 42.

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There was General Pole-Carew. It is difficult to talk about him without feeling inclined to write a whole book. I camped and marched with the Guards Brigade for so many months that I had every chance of studying this brilliant man. General Pole- Carew is the handsomest man in the Army, and, I should think, one of the Generals with the greatest common-sense. He always wears a seraphic smile; Sir Henry Irving's is the only smile I know that can approach it. The Guards Brigade under General Pole-Carew has changed: his men simply worship him. [continued below].

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