Britain's 250,000 boy soldiers in World War I
Published on Jun 5, 2021
A quarter of a million boy soldiers, some as young as 14, enlisted in World War One by lying about their age. Around 120,000 of them were killed or injured. One 17-year-old was shot for desertion. The government and military -- desperate to boost recruitment -- turned a blind eye to the thousands of child soldiers sent to the trenches.
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