Both World Wars the Armies were mainly Conscription ones, and the Regulars only made up a small total of the overall force. I myself was called up after WW2, not that wanted to be called up. Still wound up fighting in two separate conflicts and I was a good soldier, and as good as any Regular. Most of the conscripted soldiers were well educated and many of them better than the officers that led them, so how it can be said that Conscription dragged the army down or they were not as good as a Regular soldier is rubbish, and many of them died fighting for their country, well they did in the UK who have been fighting non stop from the end of WW2 and 1969 has been the only year that the British Army did not lose a man in Action and very few countries can say that.
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