The Announcement of War by Lewis


The coal blazing in the background of the shameful, solemn words of Neville Chamberlain as he spoke the words “I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room on 10 Downing Street…” Jimmy and Arthur sat on the cramp sofa in the living room while on the other side Patricia was biting her nails anxiously, beside the worrying mother who looked fine on the outside, but on the inside she was being torn apart. As the radio crackled away, outside Rebecca was playing with Rachel having fun but inside the house was pure pain “… we are now at war” Neville declared and then everyone stood up as the national anthem played everyone realised how bad this really was as they felt the sorrow and pain as the noise of the god save the queen played away. The men tugged there tank tops and straitened there ties and the girls neatened their dresses and they felt for others.       

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