Sunday, January 27, 2013

Telling women to send their boyfriends and sons to war

These posters are part of a series featured on Retronaut. At the beginning of the First World War in 1914, enlistment in the UK was still completely voluntary. Contrary to the accepted myth that every man was lining up to fight, the British Army actually had a hard time getting its numbers up. By 1916, conscription was enacted to compel service.

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