GREAT BRITAIN: Welcome to Arms

Liberty-loving Englishmen once counted freedom from compulsory military service as one of their great blessings. To each of some 200,000 young men now being conscripted into the Army the War Office presents a little booklet designed to prove that military service is not so bad after all.

Its first page gives a jolly introduction by Secretary for War Leslie Hore-Belisha:

"On the threshold of this new adventure, in which the whole Army wishes you success, the War Office bids you welcome."

Like a good fellow, the War Office laughs off the "unreliable" information about the Army possessed by most civilians: "......

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