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New archives highlight WW1 conscription controversy

13 August 2014 Last updated at 08:13 BST

A rare collection of World War One documents has been discovered in Staffordshire, which show details of the tribunals held in the county after conscription was introduced in 1916.

The military records were supposed to be destroyed after the war, but an apparent oversight meant they survived.

Phil Mackie reports.

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