Hark the Nation Calls, 1914. 1 of 4.

An appeal by Lord Kitchener for 100,000 men. While many expected the First World War to be ‘over by Christmas’, the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, realised the conflict would be long and on an unprecedented scale. Britain would have to create a mass army for the first time. He appealed for volunteers for his ‘New Armies’ in August 1914. This pamphlet includes his call for 100,000 men to enlist. Kitchener’s appeal was answered and around 30,000 men were enlisting every day by the end of August. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). From a collection of papers of FM Lord Roberts, 1847(c)-1917(c).