This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on troop morale of the frontline soldiers of the British and Dominion armies during World War I. The evidence of the troop journals and other sources reveals that the British and Dominion troops carried over from civilian life many institutions and attitudes which helped them cope with the trench experience. The soldiers were able to enjoy various types of recreation, including football, musical comedy, and music hall. Regular army traditions of control and keeping the men always busy helped create the scope for the translation of these forms of civilian life to take place.
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