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Effect of War 1914-18: Recruitment and Conscription
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* Cartoon from Punch magazine commenting on conscription, June 1916
(H M Brock, ©Punch, Ltd., pu02198)
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H M Brock, June 1916, © Punch Ltd., pu02198; cartoon on conscription
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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 does the cartoon suggest about the kind of person the prisoner is?
Practice questions

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* How is he trying to get out of military service? *
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* From the other sources you have seen, is there much evidence to support the view of the cartoon? *
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