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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Steve Humphries and Richard Van Emden (ed.), All Quiet on the Home Front (London, 2004), p. 9-10. accessed: 14 July, 2024


George Whitehead
farm worker

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

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Date/Time August, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:20:24 +0100