War as a great game in 1915

wpff5d7645_1b

‘I stood with Maynard Greville on the stone terrace outside the School House studies at Oundle in the spring of 1915.

‘I vote we chuck all this at the end of term and join up,’ said he.

‘Wouldn’t it be fine – but they won’t let us.’

‘Why not? We’re almost seventeen.’

‘But old King says you can’t get a commission in anything until you’re eighteen.’

‘Rot. What about the Flying Corps? They’ll take you at seventeen. They want young chaps.’

‘Shall we speak to Beans?’

‘No. He might stop us. I vote we write to the War Office and see what happens.’

‘All right! Oh, Maynard, wouldn’t it be ripping!’

Cecil Lewis, Sagittarius Rising

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Soldiers of the Great War, World War I memoirs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s