For a whole month the German vanguard remained on the lookout in the village.
We are the pioneers, the vanguard, the riskers full of faith and hope.
Had we been forced to meet them vanguard to vanguard, on an equal footing, who could have been surprised?
Shall the vanguard consist of men who are greediest of honour?
Yet what of that great oncoming horde of which we were but ...