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Chapter VII


"One rule of conduct alone survives as a guide to
men in their wanderings: fidelity to covenants, the
honour of soldiers, and the hatred of causing
human woe."
Sir Winston Churchill


    The dramatic culmination of years of foreboding stirred the entire country to heights of determination and sacrifice. The nation was "at the ready" to meet whatever was ordained. Haywards, in common with everyone else, waited anxiously for orders so long foreshadowed.
    The uncanny lull which followed the hysteria of the German dictator and the annihilation of his first victim came as a reaction but as a reaction without relief. It had generally been forecast that the next war would begin where the last had left off with the additional horror of years of scientific invention.
    Those there were, tho, by the nature of their training, professions or industry, were called upon at once to serve the country. Others, like Haywards, their activities retarded by general uncertainty and official restrictions, were obliged to stand by, depressed and frustrated. To such people, the first few months of the war were disappointing and exhausting beyond the reverses which were to follow. The War office survey of three years earlier seemed to have been filed and forgotten and military reticence blocked every enquiry. At a time when everyone wanted to be on the march, they were told to stand at ease. Such a state of affairs was, of course, inevitable but in some industries it was more pronounced.