[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 [To THE EDITOR OF
THE "SPECTATOR:1 Jupp's letter on this subject in your issue of July 1st is admirable. He is, however, wrong when be states that a British regiment actually ran away (as cowards) in New Zealand. It is time the facts were known. I was travelling in that country in 1875. Two Maori chiefs who had helped to defend the position in question pointed out the situation to me. They said, and it was evident, that from the nature of the ground the 43rd, who were leading the attack, found them- selves fired on by their friends from the rear ; being between two fires, they necessarily " broke."—I am, Sir, &c., Begbroke, Oxford. C. C. BERTIE.