Ep280 – Conscript morale in 1918 – Tim Lynch

Author, historian and battlefield guide Tim Lynch talks about his research into conscript morale during the final year of the Great War. He challenges perceptions about the motivation of conscripts and argues they not shirkers, slackers or draught dodgers but fought as well as those men who had volunteered in 1914-1916. This interview is based on his recent thesis from his recent MA at University of Wolverhampton and his topical book ‘They Did Not Grow Old : Teenage Conscripts on the Western Front 1918’.