Item 02: Charles Hargreaves diary, 6 February 1916-23 March 1918 - Page 82
win the war. I think most of the chaps have not really understood the vital issues & have looked on it from a personal point of view.
Drawn from a country where there really is freedom of action & equality – They have been for 2 years denied freedom of speech and have had many petty grievances which 'rankle' & seen much hypocrisy. They have in fact the feeling in war time that Kipling writes of in peace time in his poem which includes the line "We serve no redcoats here"
So as I think why they have turned it down is that this is the first