Unit 5 - The Grand Seduction

Why do young people choose to go to war?

Over the past hundred years many youth, particularly boys, have volunteered to serve in armed groups as combatants, messengers and other support functions.

This gallery contains quotes by young people who decided to join an armed group. It is a circle of thoughts and memories, beginning with the present and ending with WW I.

The images in this gallery have been taken from the public domain. The photographs and the text/quotations are not related. Credits and label information, when available, are provided at the end of this gallery.

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Sources for the images in this gallery are listed below. As noted in the introduction to this website, these materials are to be used for educational purposes only. The images included here are either in the public domain or provided by individuals who have agreed to their use.

The sources for the images are listed in this PDF.