The pity of war

A report from the 14th annual conference of the National Federation of Hairdressers, which opened at Blackpool on 31 May 1915:

A Swansea delegate said the trouble was not now. The trouble would be when the war was over, because men who had enlisted would have been trained to shave themselves. The result would be that hundreds of hairdressers would be thrown out of employment.

Source: Manchester Guardian, 1 June 1915, p. 8.

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