The New Army, often referred to as Kitchener's Army, originated on the recommendation of Lord Kitchener, the Secretary of State for War, to obtain 500,000 volunteers for the Army. Men flocked to the colours, particularly in the North of England. The city of Manchester recruited a large number of 'pals' battalions. One of these - the 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment was the '2nd Manchester Pals'.
This is the story of the original members of X111 platoon, 2nd Manchester Pals Battalion on the Western Front as told by Mark Bailey.
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