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The first part of the story 'Archie Dobson's War'. Archie Dobson is 10 years old and hopes to make the school football team. But the year is 1914 and all is about to change.

It is the summer of 1914. The Dobsons are getting ready to visit their country cousins, the Carters. Ten-year-old Archie Dobson is particularly excited to be seeing his older cousin Walter. Walter tells Archie of a great adventure he believes to be coming in the near future...and when war is declared later that summer Walter enlists in the army and leaves for France.

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Fri 10 Jun 2016 03:30


  • Meet the Dobsons

    Archie Dobson introduces his family as they discuss a visit to the country.

    Duration: 03:39

  • Meet the Carters

    The Dobsons' country cousins the Carters discuss the Dobsons' visit.

    Duration: 02:16

  • Dream of the future

    Cousins Archie and Walter and Mabel and Lizzie talk of their dreams of the future.

    Duration: 03:17

  • War breaks out

    When war is declared, Mabel is unimpressed but Archie is excited.

    Duration: 02:38

  • Your country needs you!

    In town, the Dobsons encounter a recruiting officer.

    Duration: 03:08

  • Walter's adventure

    Kathleen is upset when Walter tells her his intentions.

    Duration: 02:06

  • Walter goes to war

    Walter sets off on his adventure.

    Duration: 05:11