Christopher Saunders

). 25 At the end of the First World War, Z. K. Matthews recalled, ‘it was impossible not to believe that some of what was said about freedom and democracy [in that war] had some substantial reality and … [would] trickle down to us … We had learned scepticism in a hard school, but hope is a stubborn thing that mocks the mind.’ Matthews

in The South African War reappraised