ALTHOUGH First World War propaganda would have us believe that most men marched happily off to war, the facts tell a different story.

Between 1914 and 1916, the British Expeditionary Forced was made up of volunteers but, with casualties mounting, conscription was brought in.

These John Brown employees in Clydebank, seen here at a lunchtime conscription drive, would soon be 'called up' to do their bit for King and country.

Although the Government pledged not to send teen-agers to serve in the front line, all single men aged 18-41 were declared available for military service.

Luckily, some of the more skilled Clyde workers were spared the trenches and fought the war by building destroyers.