or "The House Militant"
Notes by John Radcliffe
and John McGivering
No record of these meetings exists, but the coordination of an Anglo-Saxon world view must have been high on the agenda. Rudyard indicated as much in 'The Houses"described by Carrie as his 'verses on "Anglo-Saxon alliance", published in the Navy League Journal later in June.Kipling's experience of the Second South African War (1899-1902) in which soldiers fron many different parts of the Empire, and many Americans, fought on the British side, confirmed this view. In his story "With Number Three" which describes a visit to a hospital train, he reflects on the value of encouraging young men from Canada Australia and New Zealand to settle in South Africa. After the war he was an enthusiastic supporter of Joseph Chamberlain's campaign to stimulateb trade between Britain and the Empire.
... fawned on the Younger Nations for the men who could shoot and ride.[Verse 1]