recruitment and conscription

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  • Created on: 12-06-11 14:43


  • when the war started Britain had a small but very well trained army called the BEF
    • they were quickly sent to France to stop the German schlieffen plan
  • Britain needed a larger army so the government encouraged men to join up by:
    • posters:
      • your country needs you
      • women of Britain say go
      • remember Scarborough
    • leaflets
    • recrueitment offices in towns
    • speeches
  • British newspapers encouraged people to hate Germans and join the army by printing newspaper stories
  • the recruitment campaign was very successful:
    • 1/2 million joined up in the first month
    • 2 million joined up by 1916 


it is when men have to go away to fight in the…


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