George Whitehead et al. - August, 1914

from All Quiet on the Home Front, pages 9-10:

Everybody was terribly excited, and there was nobody more excited than my elder brother George. He was going, he said, “first thing tomorrow morning”. We were having a bit of leg pulling and we sang him the song: No more will I work in the harvest to reap the golden corn But I’m going to join the army and I’m off tomorrow morn. Hurrah for the scarlet and blue See the helmets glitter in the sun See the bayonets flash like lightning To the beating of the old militia drum. Dad didn’t want him to enlist, he tried to persuade him against going so soon — stop to see …   more >>
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Richard Van Emden and Steve Humphries (ed.), All Quiet on the Home Front (London, 2004), p. 9-10. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402068023738 accessed: 22 November, 2017

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George Whitehead
farm worker

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You ought to join Kitchener's Army
No more will I work in the harvest

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Date/Time August, 1914
Medium live
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Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:20:24 +0100