Honour and Dishonour

Call for Men, Hertfordshire Mercury, 1914 | Hertfordshire Mercury, 1914
Call for Men, Hertfordshire Mercury, 1914
Hertfordshire Mercury, 1914
"Daddy, why weren't you a soldier?"
Watford Observer, 1915
"Remember Scarborough!"
Herts and Essex Observer

According to this advert, what will soldiers receive in return for this service ?

How will ‘intelligence and zeal’ be rewarded ?

What does this advert reveal about the attitudes and values of the time ?

Look at the next item.  Why is the child asking her father this question ?

What are we supposed to think the father will feel if he did not serve ?

What do you think of this approach to recruitment ?

Look at the last item. In December 1914, the northern port of Scarborough was bombed by the Germans.

Who is being encouraged to do what in this advert ?

How is the bombing of Scarborough being used ?

What would happen to members of this corps if England were invaded ?

What would they be required to do if they are not in this corps ?

 

 

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