This year alone, 82 conscripts
stated that their military service caused them permanent physical injuries, while 115 of them complained that their mental health was permanently damaged because of military service.
servicemen were 3NATIONAL dispatched to serve in Malaya, Cyprus, the Suez Crisis, in Kenya against the Mau Mau movement and in the Korean War, where conscripts
in Regiment took part the Gloucestershire in the famous Battle of the Imjin River.
were accommodated in barracks with little heating, primitive toilets and poor washing facilities but a few lucky ones had newly built brick barracks with central heating.
In one instance a young conscript
was hospitalized after he tried to hang himself.
Author of The Unknown Conscript
, Peter Saunders, at home in Hoylake, above; and, right, Corporal Saunders Main picture: JASON ROBERTS/ jr081209book-4 National Service conscripts
in the Cheshire Regiment, in 1955 Aircraft apprentice David Holcroft, of Ormskirk, learns the art of Bren gun firing at Altcar range, in 1955, from Sergeant David Harding, of Warrington National Servicemen found they were fitter men on their return to civilian life The cover of Peter Saunders's new book, painted by Matthew Cook, who served in the Territorial Army in Iraq
During the conscript
service, the new environment regulated daily routine, deprivation from the family, increased emotional and physical tension--all have its impact.
After that war ended, the nation's senior generals devised a military structure called the "total force" concept to circumvent two of the great moral hazards they identified with Vietnam: the failure to mobilize the nation, with all of its strata and segments, for the war; and the reliance on young American conscripts
, who were coerced by the state to kill or be killed.
training time increases training costs and produces inadequately trained conscripts
HIROSHIMA, March 25 Kyodo The Hiroshima District Court on Thursday rejected a suit demanding payment of damages and unpaid wages to 46 South Koreans forced to work as conscript
laborers in Hiroshima during World War II.
Wagdy, a lawyer based in Port Said, was shot in the hand by a police conscript
on 17 October.
It was rumoured last weekend that an 18-year-old conscript
on guard duty shoved the muzzle of his G3 semi-automatic rifle into his mouth (loaded) and somehow pulled the trigger; he'd just been ditched by his girlfriend.
Mirzoyev was a conscript
in Tajikistan's Border Service, which is managed by the State Committee for National Security.
Hence, instead of shortening mandatory military service -- since conscript
armies are ineffective -- Turkey should bring an end to conscription and create a smaller but more mobile and effective force.
On Friday, two army conscripts
were killed, and one conscript
and an officer injured in a drive-by shooting targeting a military armed personnel carrier on the Cairo-Ismailia highway.
A couple of mothers said the fear was that if they didn't give animals and grain, then al-Shabab militias might forcibly conscript