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Effect of War 1914-18: Recruitment and Conscription
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* Recruitment posters calling for volunteers issued in 1914
(PRO ref: PRO 30/57/123)
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* PRO ref: PRO 30/ 57/123; recruitment poster, 1914 *
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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 main aim of source 1a? *
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* Is the aim of source 1b the same? *
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* Do sources 1a and 1b use the same methods to get men to join up? *
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* Is this evidence that Britain was badly prepared for war in 1914? *
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