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What did children do during World War 1?


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I found this little article and I hope it helps:

''All armies in the Great War used kid soldiers. In the beginning of the war the enthusiasm to join the battle was so great that young boys (and even girls) could hardly be stopped to enlist.

Recruiting Officers in all countries closed their eyes when eager children clearly under the required age - 18 years old - showed up to join their armies.

At the end of the war children were even more welcome in the ranks, as the Great Mincing Machine continued to require human bodies with an astonishing need.

Hardly trained, the kids were send to the trenches in Belgium, France, Russia and Turkey, where they mingled and died with the older soldiers