Asked in World War 1WW1 Allied Forces
World War 1
WW1 Allied Forces
What age could you join the army in ww1?
Asked in World War 2, Australia in WW2, US Army
Enlistment age for army in Australia in World War 2?
the enlistment age for the Australian army is and has always been 18 years and you have to be 19 to serve overseas, you could join at 15 to become an army apprentice but this was a non combatant role. this was not always enforced to the letter of the law as birth certificates were no always required so many younger people put up their age to serve, the youngest being a boy of 14 years 9 months on enlistment in WW1.
Asked in US Army
Why did people have to join the army trench warfare?
The draft is the reason why people "have" to join the army. During WW1, in which previous to both WW1 and WW2, we seem to be isolationist; the U.S. had mandated the draft due to lack of Volunteers and the need to have a militaristic economy for a period of time to boost the economy which was not doing very well.