Discipline could be harsh in the British Army, Jack King, who fought in the Royal Irish Regiment, outlines strong measures used to stiffen the nerves of the troops.

Jack King recalls the tough disciplinary measures used in the British Army including beatings and shootings.

"You had to follow instructions if you didn't maybe your own officer would shoot you as well as the others, you see that was how it was. They would they would shoot you if you didn't do what they told you. Or they would beat you..some of them would beat hell out of you." 

Jack also remembers been given a liquid to drink before going into action.  "When you have it drank about half an hour after you would go through the wall. There was no wall in the world would stop you. Whatever the hell was in the thing."