These verdammte Engliindcr are never what they seem, but are always something unpleasantly different. We are the Great Enigma of the war, and in our mystery lies our greatest strength. Let us be careful not to lose it. Those who would have us simplify ourselves upon the continental model, and present to the world a picture of sombre seriousness, are asking us to change our national character. Cromwell asked the painter to paint him, warts and all. Bairnsfather sketches us — smiles and all. And who would take the smiles off the dials of the figures you will see on the pages that follow.