Sunday, 18 January 2015

Recruiting in 1915

As the war grinds on, the supply of volunteers runs out, and the British government realize that some kind of conscription must be introduced. Initially, Lord Derby proposed a scheme to register volunteers, in which it was promised that single men would be called up before married men. Two hundred thousand came forward immediately, and over two million put their names down to join later.

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