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Attempts to Reform

After the Crimean War, there was increased public interest in the state of the army through the work of reformers like Florence Nightingale and Alexes Soyer. Reading rooms and garrison libraries were established to draw soldiers away from drinking but they had little effect. In 1876 over a quarter of the Army's soldiers had been fined that year for drunkenness.

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