Thursday, 12 May 2016

Archibald Baxter

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Archibald Baxter lived his life courageously. He objected to participating in The Great War. Even though Archibald objected to war, he was conscripted to go to war by law or face punishment. People who said that they object to war were punished and called cowards, Archie would have been lonely. Archie grew up on a farm went to school, at the age of twelve, he got out of school and worked on the farm. He was the second of eight children who were poor and often hungry. He was courageous because he didn't believe in war but was forced to go anyway. The military police would often give him a beating, then put him in the front line who faces the enemy. This is how much courage Archie had. He knew he wouldn't surrender,even when he was tied to the pole in the snow and his entire body was numb, some time starved, and bullets were flying around him.

1 comment:

  1. Anth & Shan31 May 2016 at 17:52

    It would be very hard to stand up for what you believe in when it seems that EVERYONE else is against you - he is courageous for that.
    I do wonder what life would be like today, if no-one had challenged our "enemy" in the Great War though.
    Love Mum