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Recruitment Notes

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-Hatred of Enemy- tales of German atrocities
-Short War- believed to be over by Christmas
-Adventure- Army offered opportunities to travel
-Way out- Offered a break from grinding poverty in industrial heartlands such a Scotland, Wales and the North, Army
-provided regular pay, food, clothing and barracks were better living conditions than many.
-Persuasion- Propaganda everywhere, white feathers given as a sign of cowardice
-Recruitment and football matches, music halls etc.
-Peer pressure Boosting recruitment Pal's battalions:
-Enormously successful
-Companies, factories, football teams, orchestras etc.
-Towns competed for best battalion
-300 battalions (250,000) raised this way
-Whole towns lost

-Companies announced their employees were expected to volunteer e.g Nestle
-Recruiters paid 2s 6D for every man they got to enlist, therefore prayed on the drunk at pubs
-Medical officers paid for every man they passed fit Government Schemes:
-National Registration Act- July 1915
-Census of how many of age weren't serving
-5 million found 1.6 in 'starred' occupations
-Derby Scheme- Door to door scheme where all men could attest their willingness to serve if they were called upon to do so
-Given a grey arm band
-Only 215,000 enlisted
-38% of single and 54% of married men still hadn't come forward Conscription: January 1916
-All single men May 1916
-Extended to married men

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