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Thread #80804 Message #1482330
Posted By: GUEST,Allen
11-May-05 - 07:11 AM
Thread Name: Songs about the Great War (WWI)
Subject: RE: Songs about the Great War
"Subject: RE: Songs about the Great War
Date: 10 May 05 - 03:17 PM
I read recently that when they went back they arrived in a new country that ostracised them for "fighting for England". Not the first nor the last servicemen to find public attitudes very different at the end of a war from at the start.
Possibly, of course, it was even more prominent in the new nations formed out of the Austro-Hungarian empire?"
I was replying to this.
Things were different, because nobody had a choice really about joining.
A possible exception are the Jews (including a few ancestors), they fought, but can't remeber if it was conscription or volunteering