5 AUGUST 1916, Page 20

Our Ward. By A. C. Hill. (Hodder and Stoughton. Is.

net.)— From a bed in a general hospital Mr. Hill has seen the sufferings of what he calls " the unheroic) casualty," the man or woman who has "fallen out of the ranks, with no opportunity of winning distinction, compelled to retire from the arena by some inglorious defect of physical constitution." He tells us of some of the people he saw, and writes eloquently of the courage and self-discipline of " those who are obliged to find their Marathon or Salamis within the restricted compass of a patient's couch."