WHAT HAPPENED TO BRITAIN'S VOLUNTEER ARMY? KITCHENER’S MOB PETER DOYLE WORDS ©ALAMY ©ALAMY Popular imagination holds that the volunteer army raised by Lord Kitchener in the opening weeks of the Great War was formed in the wake of a great recruiting campaign; that thousands lined up outside the recruiting offices; and that Kitchener’s Army, as it came to be known, was composed of ‘Pals Battalions’ whose engagement on the Somme in 1916 was to have far-reaching implications for the British nation. But was it really this way? SOURCE:WIKI/PD Kitchener’s Mob. The New Army To The Somme 22
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