Rights to the play are owned by the British Scout Association.
The play and its characters have influenced subsequent writers. In 1930, Noël Coward briefly played the role of Stanhope while on tour in the Far East. He did not consider his performance successful, writing afterwards that his audience "politely watched me take a fine part in a fine play and throw it into the alley." However, he was "strongly affected by the poignancy of the play itself" and was inspired to write Post Mortem, his own "angry little vilification of war", shortly afterwards. More recently, an alternate-timeline version of Raleigh appears in Kim Newman's second Anno Dracula book. The final season of the British comedy series Blackadder (Blackadder Goes Forth) focuses on the same theme and setting, sometimes with heavy parallels.