posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 07:45 AM
a reply to: Eyemin
I don't know but i am getting on a bit in years, things have changed a lot in my life time. What was important then perhaps is not even considered now
I had a chat to an elderly guy living a few doors away and asked him his take on it.
He said that things were bad in the years leading up to WW2, he said that young men looked for adventure, and the idea that they could be paid to go
abroad was an added bonus, he said that they seemed excited.
Communities were a great deal more community minded, everyone knew everyone, as generally people did not move around as much, very few had cars,
really only the rich, so definitely peer pressure was part of it. I know that they used to hand out white feathers to young men that did not
I also agree with what RodNasty says about the promises of honor and glory.
I know even back when I was growing up, children were treated far more harshly, meaning we were made to do a great many things that are not even a
part of peoples lives today because there are so many labor saving devises that take most of the hard work out of maintaining a house and home.
I am not complaining, I just things were different back then and it is very difficult to relate it from a now perspective.
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