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Effect of War 1914-18: Recruitment and Conscription
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* Memorandum concerning the treatment of conscientious objectors, July 1916
(PRO ref: HO 45/10882)
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* PRO ref: HO 45/10882; memo on conscientious objectors, July 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 is the main concern in this source? *
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* Prison governors were being told to act cautiously in this source. What words or phrases tell you this? *
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* What is the general attitude towards conscientious objectors in this letter? *
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* On the basis of this source, would you say they were well or badly treated? *
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