Listening to Grandma on Flickr.
A little boy avidly listens to the Giant Grandmother telling the story of the Pals - who volunteered to fight in World War One. The 17th Earl of Derby proposed forming a battalion of “Pals” for the King’s Regiment, to be recruited from men of the same workplace. His proposal proved successful. Within a week, thousands of Liverpudlians had volunteered for service, to eventually be formed into the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Battalions. Collectively, the battalions became known as the City of Liverpool battalions or “Liverpool Pals”.