Warnie at War (1914-1918)
Keywords:Lewis, Warren, Warnie, C.S. Lewis, World War I, WWI, British Army, Lewis Family Papers, military service, alcoholism, artillery, wound, battle, fight, journal, diary, letters, August
Don W. King explores Warren Lewis's involvement in World War I by reviewing his years of military service from 1914 to 1918, including which branch in the British Army he served in, his ambitions for promotions, his everday duties as an officer, how his attitude toward the war changed over time, how the war may have influenced his later alcoholism, and when he was under active fire and how he responded. In addition, King examines how Warren reacted to his brother, C.S. Lewis's, decision to join in the fight, what his fears were once Jack was directly involved in battlefield action, and, perhaps most significantly the critical things he took away from his service during The Great War.