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Don Alexander
1 Posted 14/11/2017 at 01:07:21
Another very interesting read as far as I'm concerned, and thanks to the author indeed. The poetry of those at the front is timeless and those politicians now in power will, I hope, read it deeply.
Dennis Stevens
2 Posted 14/11/2017 at 08:37:59
Thankyou Pete. Another stirring, enthralling piece - I await Part 2 with great interest.
Paul Birmingham
3 Posted 14/11/2017 at 21:36:42
Thanks for the epic read, Pete. Inspiring and poignant at this time of year.
Bill Watson
4 Posted 17/11/2017 at 01:32:33
Great read, Pete. There must have been a huge amount of research that's gone into that!

Just one small point; the Derby family seat is Knowsley Hall and not Croxteth Hall.

Pete Jones
5 Posted 17/11/2017 at 10:36:38
Don, Dennis and Paul, thank you for your comments. This piece got a bit out of hand hence it being in two parts; unfortunately James's story is very short without including another aspect of WW1; which is why I included the poets.

Bill, thanks for the correction; it's not the first time I've mixed up the Stanleys and the Molyneuxs. The proper authors that I know tell me that no matter how hard you try one always gets through, which makes me feel slightly better. I've corrected the original at least.

A huge thank you also goes to Lyndon for all his support and effort to put this up. I'm stuck on the last paragraph of part 2: watch this space as they say.

Peter Gorman
6 Posted 18/11/2017 at 11:34:53
An excellent read, thanks.
Vin McFarlane
7 Posted 21/11/2017 at 23:48:46
Profoundly moving and hugely informative, Peter. World War 1, like the history of EFC, is an endless source of fascination.

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