Monday, 31 January 2011

Recruiting Britain's Army in WW1

During the First World War, close to 6 million men served in the British Army. Men from all of the British Isles and her Empire answered the mother country's call for men. Roughly half of those were volunteers, the remainder were conscripted. Below are a few links to introduce the key themes involved in the recruitment of Britain's army in WW1.

A short movie from the BBC -

An excellent overview from -

Pals Battalions -

The Derby Scheme -

The Military Service Acts -

WW1 Recruitment posters here

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