This chapter provides answers to the questions of the development of British welfare policy for service families and prisoner-of-war families during the Second World War, explaining how government agencies ignored the experiences of the First World War in relation to both service allowances and prisoner of war matters. Further, it elaborates on the fact that both the War Office and Treasury ignored the possible effects of mass conscription. No action was taken in the aftermath of the First World War to ensure better provision for the families of those taken captive, resulting in the failure to frame a long-term policy or adequate channel of communication through which prisoner-of-war families could make enquiries and seek advice. The chapter concludes by stating that no changes were made in order to promote the services as an attractive career option.
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