• Question: Did sir william arthur lewis go into war? or any war? as a soldier

    Asked by anon-1631 to Sir William Arthur Lewis on 9 Oct 2022.
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      Sir William Arthur Lewis answered on 9 Oct 2022:

      He never fought as a soldier. He was a small child during the First World War and then contributed to the war effort as an academic working in government departments managing British colonial economies. Not everyone was drafted to fight if they had an important job to do on the Home Front.