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Your Loving Son, Yum by KATHLEEN SATCHWELL
They may have been ‘men’ who fought (and died) for their countries but many of the millions who participated in the First World War were, in fact, still very much ‘boys’. One of them was Grahame Alexander Munro (St Andrew’s College 1911 – 1913), just 18 when he enlisted. This charming collection of two years of his letters home reveals the boy within the man.
‘You ought to see the German equipment. It is simply splendid.’‘Yesterday we went out hunting & had a great time. About twenty of us went out in all. I had no luck in seeing anything to fire at but some men got some fine buck, hartebeest and impala.’
To order a copy, send an email to Kathleen Satchwell at KSatchwell@justice.gov.za