6th Battalion, Royal Berks
1st July 1916

Gallery - Kitchener's Army in Training

Some of the enthusiastic volunteers of Kitchener's New Army. During the latter half of 1914 and throughout 1915 hundreds of thousands of men were turned into soldiers and despatched in their battalions of pals to France, where many would soon see some action but most would further prepare for their baptism of fire in the big push of 1916.

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