Mr Punch’s Take On Recruitment

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Originally published by Cassell and Company Ltd, in 1919.

Available thanks to Project Gutenberg

4 thoughts on “Mr Punch’s Take On Recruitment

  1. Big problem with Reservists being called out for operations today. If their dental fitness is not up to spec, they’re rejected until they get it fixed. Since our future defence is reliant upon 30,000 reservists being available to support the regular army? I wonder how many more will be rejected if they try a general mobilisation?

  2. They’d have found it difficult to eat the rations for one thing. Later on (and now) it would also cause issues with using gas masks/respirators.

    The Army Dental Service expanded greatly during the war, making dentures and bridges and so on for soldiers was one of the their key services.

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