Bantam Battalions of the Great War

Published January 21, 2021 624 Views $0.20 earned

Rumble When a miner from Durham was prevented from enlisting for being one inch below the British requirement of 5'3", he dared any man in the room to fight him to prove that the one inch mattered. The Bantam Battalion, also called "the Devil Dwarfs", was created so shorter men, like the miner, could still serve their country. The History Guy remembers Bantam Battalions of the Great War.

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