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Effect of War 1914-18: Recruitment and Conscription
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* A letter from the No Conscription Fellowship written in December 1915
(PRO ref: HO 45/10782)
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* PRO ref: HO45/10782; letter from the No Conscription Fellowship, December 1915 *
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about why conscription was introduced and how people were affected by it. You should consider:
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* Why did the No Conscription Fellowship write this letter at this particular time? *
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* What is the letter saying? *
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* Why are they opposed to conscription? *
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* Do you get the impression these people are prepared to suffer for their beliefs? *
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* The newspapers often accused the opponents of conscription of being cowards who did not want to fight. Does this source support that view? *
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