Letter: Lessons of war

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The Independent Culture
Sir: It is not difficult to understand why there were so many recruits in 1914. Young men have always been willing to go to war because they are looking for adventure and think they are immortal. Facts known and understood by wicked and cynical leaders in every generation when looking for people to fight their battles for them. Perhaps the first generation to say "no" in significant numbers was the Sixties generation of American young men who burnt their draft cards.

The Rev NEIL DAWSON

London SW1

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