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Part of a note written by a government official on the subject of recruitment, December 1914
(Catalogue ref: CAB 37/122 f.235)
  CAB 37/122; note by government official on recruitment, 1914  

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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:

  • How many of this civil servant's staff have joined the armed forces?
  • What does this suggest about support for the war?
  • Does it suggest that public opinion dragged Britain into war?
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