A DREAMING YOUTH IN THE CRUCIBLE OF WAR
by John Roberts
(ESA No 53, July/August 2014)
The Rifle Brigade
19th December 1914, Age 15
The eyes drop their tribute salt.
.... It may be that I suffer from illusions but every experience in The Great War, every thought and feeling I have had since, every word I have struggled to write, finds its meaning and aspiration in the ideas and hopes (still in the pioneer stage) of British Union; and I can not help believing that in the course of time it will be the means of bringing the truth to our land and people and Empire.
Please forgive this intrusion if you are busy or disinclined but the way to a peaceful Europe is so different from the usual conception, which seems to be leading direct to war.