Bevin Boys were the young men conscripted
into the armed forces and diverted for military service in 1943 by Labour minister Ernest Bevin in order to tackle a shortage of coal for the factories supplying the war effort.
Their parents had been displaced, they had lost close relatives in the war and had seen young relatives conscripted
. The mother of two of them died of Aids in mid-2001; their father now performs with them in a community theatre group.
into the German army during the last weeks of the war, teenager Helmut Altner was to see some of the most ferocious fighting of the Second World War as the Third Reich battled to save its capital city and its very own existence.
The armed forces show a distinct lack of interest in a new draft (an inconvenience Moskos chalks up to institutional rigidity), and arguably have reached a state of professional specialization that renders conscripted
legions unnecessary or problematic.
In 1945, in retaliation for an uprising in which five Japanese supervisors were killed, 113 conscripted
Chinese laborers at the mine were tortured to death in what is known as the Hanaoka Incident.
The top court's First Petty Bench, upholding a high court ruling, rejected the plaintiffs' argument that Japan should pay compensation in accordance with society's basic sentiments as Japan has no legislation to compensate foreigners conscripted
into its military.
Author Patrick Dennis (Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies) follows the footsteps and fates of Canadians conscripted
into military service with the Canadian Corps at the end of WWI in 1918, during the period known as the Hundred Days.
But if you are conscripted
at 18, it's best to join up like 'man with a suitcase' -- no ties and few expectations -- not easy when most 18 year olds love freedom yet find themselves suddenly confined by army dogma.
Only Egyptian men with a male sibling are allowed to be conscripted
, if they have no male siblings or dual citizenship they are exempt from service.
Out-of-control youths should be conscripted
into the military instead of being handed anti-social behaviour orders, a mayor has said - after a home-coming parade for soldiers in his town.
THE "Bevin Boys" who were conscripted
into mines duringWorld War II are to finally be honoured.
Many suffered abuse from people who thought they had chosen not to fight, when in fact they were conscripted
to the coal industry through a Whitehall lottery.
The Bevin Boys were young men who were forcibly conscripted
to work in UK coalmines from 1943 to 1948.
The Supreme Court decided Friday to reject an appeal demanding the Japanese government apologize and compensate a group of Koreans who were conscripted
into the Japanese military and jailed as war criminals after World War II.