Historian Craig Armstrong talks about his recent book The Boy Scouts in the Great War that looks at the movement during the First World War.
The Boy Scouts Association was just seven years old when war broke out in 1914. With its members brought up with a strong ethos of duty and loyalty, it was no surprise that many wanted to play the best role possible in the nation’s war effort.
Craig discusses the role of boy scouts, troops and the wider organisation in supporting the war effort. This book is published by Pen & Sword.