GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Mar. 29, 1937

The Commons:

¶Plucked up hope that it may be possible to tempt enough young men to enlist in the British Army without resorting to hated conscription, when the Duke of Windsor's close friend War Secretary Alfred Duff Cooper disclosed the plans of His Majesty's Government for "Kidding Kids Into The Army," as amused journals soon expressed it in headlines last week.

"We are endeavoring to introduce the principle of the sitting room in which the men can read, write and listen to the radio," declared the War Secretary in glowing description of new British...

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