Quiz: Would you have been accepted to join the army and fight in WW1 in August 1914?

WW1 poster (Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

It’s August 1914, and you’re eager to enlist in the army. But would you have made the cut? Find out by taking this quiz written by Catriona Pennell, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter who specialises in the social and cultural history of the First World War.

Thanks also to the curators at the newly refurbished First World War Galleries at the IWM, London.

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