Learning Curve, The Great War
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Useful notes: Source6
Part of a note written by a government official on the subject of recruitment, December 1914
(Catalogue ref: CAB 37/122 f.235)
  • This extract comes from December 1914. It concerns the issue of men who had not joined up to fight in the war. Many of these were unable to leave their jobs because of the importance of their work.
  • Many of these men wanted to join the Volunteer Training Corps. This was a voluntary body that gave basic training. This meant that if they could find replacements to do their work, they would have some training already when they were released to join the armed forces.
  • The document is useful in that it gives an idea of the numbers who have joined up by the end of 1914.
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