Here is an interesting article by photojournalist James Hare (1856 – 1946) who told us his impressions as to how patriots and recruiting officers prowl about Hampstead Heath in search of volunteers. He was dumbstruck by the high number of men who simply shrugged when reminded of the national emergency:
"It is certainly a most remarkable situation; either the danger of a German invasion has been greatly exaggerated and the arms of the Allies are meeting with greater success than we are allowed to believe, or else these men are the most calloused, unconcerned human beings it is possible to conceive of."
To read more about the draft dodgers of W.W. I, click here.