Hazel and James marriage seems to have come to and end. She tells Richard that should James' expected appointment to his company's holdings in India come through, she will not accompany him. Richard is understanding and agrees with her that it's the best course of action. The political situation in Europe is unraveling and Richard is concerned that they could soon be at war. His own views seem at odds with the general population where war fever has taken hold. Richard is convinced that the war will last a long time - the general view is that it'll all be over by Christmas - and cost many lives. Below stairs, Hudson is all for a war against what he sees as the evil Hun. Mrs. Hudson is occupied by other things, particularly Albert Lyons who supplies them with game and fish. It's quite obvious he has his eye on her and she fully anticipates a proposal is forthcoming. On a trip to the seaside however, she sees a different side of him. War is soon declared and James is called up by his ... Written by
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On the eve of World War I TV aerials can be seen from the open air theatre at Herne Bay along with a halogen floodlight and an extra wearing contemporary (1970s) spectacles. See more
... and now we've got to win - otherwise the world won't be a fit place for human beings. Let's do it properly while we're about it and smash or be smashed - the war to end all wars.
A Bicycle Built for Two
Written by Harry Dacre
(as Henry Dacre) (1893)
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