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Enlisting at 16: the other side of the story

Child Soldiers International

This series of 2-minute films by Child Soldiers International give a powerful insight into the reality of signing up as a young recruit, how training brutalises young soldiers and the long-term harmful effects of training and combat. They show the experience of Wayne Sharrocks, who joined the army at 17.

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Veterans for Peace UK are handing in a letter to the MoD today calling for an end the recruitment of children aged 16 and 17 into the British.

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