Events for Saturday 11th August 2012
On This Day in History
"Your King and Country Need You" slogan is published11th August 1914
"Your King and Country Need You" slogan is published, calling for the first 100,000 men to enlist for Kitchener's New Army. The call is answered within two weeks.
Further ReadingKitchener's Army
(Hardback - 358 pages)
by Peter Simkins
Numbering over five million men, Britain's army in the First World War was the biggest in the country's history. Remarkably, nearly half those men who served in it were volunteers. 2,466,719 men enlisted between August 1914 and December 1915, many in response to the appeals of the Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener.… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.