The latest despatch "Send More Men!", 1915 (c).

The latest despatch “Send More Men!” from the Sportsman’s Battalions’, 1915 (c). Chromolithograph recruiting poster, after Norman Keene, published by P C Burton and Company Limited, 1915 (c). A motorcycle despatch rider, with bandaged head, stands by his Douglas motorbike and points towards a burning village. By 1915 the number of new recruits was falling. Stories of the horrors soldiers were facing discouraged men from enlisting. Recruiters and propagandists therefore made a last effort to avoid instituting conscription.