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And we wait here, to be made into soldiers.
There is scarcely a man among us who did not volunteer.
How does this happen?
We come out of the period between 1904 and 1922 -that wild waste of years, strewn with the rubble of smashed regimes. The oldest of us is thirty-six, Shorrock of Rockbottom. The youngest is Bray, eighteen, of London. Those of us who are not old enough to remember the war-weariness of the century in its 'teens, are children of the reaction of the nineteentwenties-when "No More War" was the war-cry; and the League of Nations seemed more solid than the pipe-of-peace-dream that it was; and the younger generation-our own generation-was sworn to eternal non-belligerence in the face of the futility of war. We haven't forgotten that. If only our own' propagandists took a little of the blood and thunder that the peace propagandists so effectively used to move us !
From page after laid-out page, the horrors of war gibbered at us ... stripped men, dead in attitudes of horrible abandon ... people (were they men or women?) spoiled like fruit, indescribably torn up ... shattered walls that had enclosed homes, homes like ours, homes of men, men like us ... cathedrals shattered; the loving work of generations--of craftsmen demolished like condemned slum tenements ... cj-Iildren starving; nothing left of them but bloated bellies and staring eyes ... trenches full of dead heroes rotting to high -heaven ... long files of men with bandaged eyes, hand-on-shoulder like convicts, blind with

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