Britain's 250,000 boy soldiers in World War I

 

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.

We Will Remember Them!

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