WWI: Golden days

Golden Days at Harlaxton Manor



Those stationed at Harlaxton thought of their days at the Manor very fondly. This quote from Edward Bujak’s book, Reckless Fellows, shows the desire of a New Zealand pilot and his fellow soldiers to see their beloved English country side no matter where in the world they were stationed.


…When amid Canadian snows, in the dusty cities of the [South African] Union, on the parched plains of Australia, amidst the tussock-covered hills of New Zealand, or in the sweltering heat of the Tropics we think of the peaceful setting of Harlaxton Manor in the golden days of May, well we can realise how those banished Englishmen hunger for a glimpse of the green fields and hedgerows of the Motherland.

Unidentified New Zealand Pilot

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