Letter: In uniform at 14

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Sir: With regard to youthful enlistment in war (Letters, 13 and 16 November), a friend of mine ran away from school and celebrated his 15th birthday as an infantryman in Salonika in 1917. At that stage of the war, recruiting sergeants were not particular: "If you were warm, you were in."

KENYON ALEXANDER

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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