? asked in News & EventsOther - News & Events · 4 weeks ago

In 1914 why did UK send its poor, destitute to fight the Germans while accepting and paying for 200000 Belgian refugees fleeing the Germans?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    British, especially Scottish, are better soldiers wheras Belgian refugees can do works in order to support the front lines.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    In 1914 there was NO CONSCRIPTION. There was an army of VOLUNTEERS, like my grandfather. He and his friends were neither poor nor destitute, they were the educated working classes and patriots.

    ~

    His family TOOK IN BELGIAN REFUGEES, and visited them after the war.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because the elite who are predominantly Jews don't care about ordinary people and use them like porns in a chess game to be slaughtered. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It was war and we welcomed refugees because it was the civilized thing to do

    England 'two world wars and one world cup do, dah dah

    Those cocky germens

    we Tommys said oi hun belts off trousers down time for a damn good thrashing

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The UK sent every man to fight the Germans, not just the poor and destitute. 

    • ?3 weeks agoReport

      What about the 200000 Belgians fleeing the Germans that it took in?

  • Biff
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    I'm not sure the British soldiers were necessarily poor and destitute but I'm wondering if any of the male refugees went to back to mainland Europe to join them in fighting the Germans. Like the Poles did in WW2, some even forming a Polish RAF squadron.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Because war is hell. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Get over it. It was 105 years ago ffs.

  • Bob
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Maybe the Belgians didn’t have the weapons.

    Obviously not all would have fought and they need to be out of the way when the battleground is decided

    • ?3 weeks agoReport

      The British conscripts did not have weapons before they were conscripted

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