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Source 3 Useful notes 
Photographs of volunteers, 1915
(Catalogue ref: RAIL 253/516, by permission of BRB (Residuary) Limited)
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  RAIL 253/516; photo of volunteers, 1915  

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Study this source carefully. There are details in this source that will help you to answer the key question. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • Do these photographs provide evidence that public opinion supported the government's decision to go to war?
  • Do they provide any evidence that public opinion dragged Britain into the war?
  • In what ways does this source contrast with source 1?
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