Thursday 3 January 2013

Sound familiar

The National Labour Service

The previous government had started many work schemes to reduce unemployment. One of these schemes was the Reichsarbeitsdienst (or the RAD, Reich Labour Service). In July 1935 the Reich Labour Service Act was passed, which forced every man aged between 18 and 25 to:
  • complete 6 months training at the RAD
  • wear military uniform
  • live in camps
  • receive pocket money only (no wages)
  • do military/physical exercise every day.

Obese and other unhealthy people could be monitored to check whether they are taking exercise and have their benefits cut if they fail to do so under proposals published on Thursday by a Conservative-run council and a local government thinktank

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