Archie Dobson's War - Part 1
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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Meet the Dobsons
Archie Dobson introduces his family as they discuss a visit to the country.
Meet the Carters
The Dobsons' country cousins the Carters discuss the Dobsons' visit.
Dream of the future
Cousins Archie and Walter and Mabel and Lizzie talk of their dreams of the future.
War breaks out
When war is declared, Mabel is unimpressed but Archie is excited.
Your country needs you!
In town, the Dobsons encounter a recruiting officer.
Kathleen is upset when Walter tells her his intentions.
Walter goes to war
Walter sets off on his adventure.