Lest We Forget by Alan George Griffin
The invasion of Belgium by the Kaiser's army in 1914 led to a conflict that would engulf much of the world for four miserable years. Of the combatant nations, Britain was alone in having a volunteer army. Within a few weeks, many hundreds of thousands of men from all walks of life besieged the recruiting offices to enlist in Kitchener's Army. In peacetime, few if any had given the least thought to a life of soldiering. They volunteered in a spirit of unashamed patriotism and out of a sense of duty that today seems quaintly old-fashioned. None could possibly have foreseen the horrors and tragedy that lay ahead. This is the story of the men who left one small Warwickshire town to serve King & Country but who were destined never to return. It is both a testament to their courage and a tribute to the supreme sacrifice that they made in The Great War - a war that was to end wars.