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Effect of War 1914-18: Recruitment and Conscription
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* Extracts from a report by Local Government Minister William Long on the issue of recruiting, October 1915
(PRO ref: CAB 37/136/10)
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* PRO ref: CAB 37/136/10; report on recruiting, October 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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* What is the attitude of the writer towards conscription? *
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* What does the following phrase mean: 'This question is one of fact, and ought not to be approached from the party or political points of view'? *
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* How does this source show that conscription was an issue which divided the members of the government? *
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* What solutions did William Long put forward? *
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