Showing posts with label WW1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WW1. Show all posts

16 June 2011

WWW1 Trench life!

Most WW1 photo's are soldiers in the trenches. This one for me is a little different. Clearly the troops are posing for the photo, even the soldier having a nap in his cove has a cheeky grin. The trench looks incredibly thin, not much room for movement.

9 February 2011

Conscientious objectors Prison

Continuing our theme of Prison photo's I have found this one from the Leeds University Liddle collection.

Compulsory military service (conscription) for all men aged 18-50 in Britain was introduced in 1916 with the Military Service Act for WW1. Those who refused to go into military service were often imprisoned or sent to work camps, and there was one of these at Dyce, near Aberdeen.

In those day being a Conscientious objector was not the easy option. Many died in those prison work camps.