Tuesday, 20 October 2020


In 1914, the Henley Standard was known as 'The Henley and South Oxfordshire Standard'. Here we bring you excerpts from our extensive archive of news, views, anecdotes and much-needed humour published during World War One.
Publication date: 7th August 1914

Life is struggle, combat, victory Wherefore have I slumbered on, With my forces all unmarshalled, With my weapons all undrawn?

Oh! How many a glorious record Had the angel of me kept, Had I done instead of doubted, Had I warred instead of wept!

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