Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Effect of War 1914-18: Recruitment and Conscription
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* Extract from a government report on the possibility of extending conscription to married men, April 1916
(PRO ref: CAB 37/145/7)
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* PRO ref: CAB 37/145/7; report on extending conscription to married men, April 1916 *
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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 are the main attitudes towards conscription? *
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* What impression do you get of the government's attitude towards extending conscription to married men? *
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