36 Volunteers and Pressed Men

In this episode we’re looking at how Britain found the manpower to fight the war. By the end at least four and a half million had served from Britain. If we add to that figure Empire and Commonwealth forces, we’re looking at perhaps upwards of ten million. Its an astounding figure….

I’m joined by Roger Broad.

Rogers New book Volunteers and Pressed Men: How Britain and its Empire Raised its Forces in Two World Wars, it looks at recruitment during both the First and second World War in both Britain and its Empire.