'This murder of heroes is appalling.'

RBKC Local Studies

Letter from Barnett-Barker to Broughshane.
RBKC Local Studies

Barnett-Barker a usually stoical man writes, ‘This murder of heroes is appalling. I have had my Regt. more or less wiped out 3 times besides heavy casualties in other battles, but this last time to have it annihilated is more than I can bear – 60 men at the outside left…’ A full battalion would have numbered around 1000 men.

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  • This shows us that much sadness was felt about the ‘ murder of heroes ‘. A horrific number of people died and even the most ‘ stoic ‘ people felt ‘ depressed ‘ because of the war.

    By Elenor Robins (01/07/2015)

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