But of course there were always men who would join up to see action and who needed the security of a job - any job.
IIRC the War Office in 1918 offered better terms of enlistment and I think that certain things were done to help boost the numbers here
I think the RAF got the bulk of the new arrivals in 1918
- for pretty obvious reasons that was a better bet than the PBI
- Poor Bloody Infantry!
If you can convince a People to engage in the mass elimination of their own offspring - you can probably get them to do anything...http://irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/
They had to start conscription in england in 1916, so the true nature of the war was getting around.
When america joined in 1917, they started conscripting the next month, and by such an extent that volunteering was forbidden. It was seen to be more equal if everyone was conscripted.
Selective Service Act of 1917 - Wikipedia
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