who has had dealings with an editor will be familiar
with such expressions as "The Editor's decision
is final"; "This correspondence must now
So it would appear that an editor must be a very
autocratic person and accustomed to having the last
word in all matters relating, at any rate, to literature.
Allow me, therefore, to take advantage of the opportunity
offered, and to occupy this page with a few final
I want to offer my sincere thanks to contributors
and others who have so kindly given me their help
and advice in the publication of this book.
To those who may feel disappointment at not seeing
their efforts published, I can only fall back on
the usual, but rather hard-hearted, phrase: "The
Editor presents his compliments and thanks, but,
owing to lack of space and other reasons quite beyond
his control, he very much regrets his inability
to make use of the contribution submitted".
We have been told that the Home Guard served its
purpose and I trust that the same may be said of
this little volume and that it may be welcomed as
a souvenir of those days, which already seem to
belong to the distant past, when our leisure time
and energies were devoted to making ourselves capable
of defending that corner of Staffordshire for which
the Aldridge Battalion was called into being.
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