To remember, the role and contribution of the Army in the WW1

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Specifications

Issued 2016
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Tim Sharp/Uniform
Edge Milled
Inscription For King and Country
Mintage 9,550,000
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To remember, the role and contribution of the Army in the WW1

In 1914, tensions in South East Europe would spill over into war; a conflict that would engulf the rest of Europe, then the world. This was a new kind of warfare, fought on an industrial scale by land, sea and air. The tactics of the past were rendered obsolete by new technology and the sheer scale of the combat. The British Army needed to swell its ranks, so the call went out to enlist. To aid the recruitment drive, men were permitted to serve alongside those they knew in Pals Battalions - friends, neighbours and workmates serving side by side.
 

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