Not sure if its useful for this article, but I just stumbled across File:Shocking_surprise_What_the_Kaiser_once_called_the_contemptible_little_army_(HS85-10-32062).jpg on commons. Bawolff (talk) 05:11, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Probably inappropriate. The Kaiser's comment referred to the British Expeditionary Force i.e. the regular army, sent to France in 1914. Kitchener deliberately set out to raise an army which would match the German army for size, in proportion to population. HLGallon (talk) 07:53, 3 July 2013 (UTC)Note to self; read before pressing "Submit". HLGallon (talk) 07:55, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Suggested improvement - when did it start?
When was the New Army promulgated - or, to rephrase, how soon after the declaration of war? It would be worth mentioning, as a stage in the chronology of the outbreak. Clearly it would have followed Kitchener's appointment as War Secretary.Cloptonson (talk) 20:20, 1 July 2014 (UTC)