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The Boy Scouts in the Great War

The Boy Scouts in the Great War

Three days after Britain declared war on Germany in August 1914 and as the army was mobilising to move to France, 50,000 volunteers stepped forward to tender their willingness to serve. There were more waiting, ready, willing and able, to join them. These were not soldiers but Boy Scouts, a movement which had been founded only seven years earlier and such a patriotic outpouring contained everything it stood for. This book takes look at the contribution Scouts made to Britain’s war effort, but it could have done with more depth because there is much more which could have been mentioned. Nevertheless, this is a reminder that Scouts demonstrated the mood of the nation. The duties the boys undertook, messengers and lookouts, are covered and those Scouts who went on to achieve recognition in the war are covered here.


The Boy Scouts in the Great War


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Craig Armstrong


Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley, South Yorkshire




£ 19.99

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