chapter  VIII
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WAR AND RECRUITING
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TH E PSYCH O LO GY OF W AR AND R ECR U ITIN G

I SO M ETIM ES think the country-folk round about where I live the most sensible people I know. They say with regard to the W ar-or said at its outset: “ What are they fighting about ? / can’t make out, and nobody seems to know. What I ’ve seen o’ the Germans they’re a decent enough folk-much like ourselves. If there’s got to be fightin, why don’t them as makes the quarrel go and fight wi’ each other? But killing all them folk that’s got no quarrel, and bumin’ their houses and farms, and tramplin’ down all that good com -and all them brave men dead what can never live again-its scandalous, I say.”