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Veterans of the First World War

Ex-Servicemen and Ex-Servicewomen in Post-War Britain and Ireland

David Swift Oliver Wilkinson



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21 February 2019
First World War; Military veterans
This volume synthesises the latest scholarship on First World War veterans in post-war Britain and Ireland, investigating the topic through its political, social and cultural dynamics. It examines the post-war experiences of those men and women who served and illuminates the nature of the post-war society for which service had been given. Complicating the homogenising tendency in existing scholarship it offers comparison of the experiences of veterans in different regions of Britain, including perspectives drawn from Ireland. Further nuance is offered by the assessment of the experiences of ex-servicewomen alongside those of ex-servicemen, such focus deeping understanding into the gendered specificities of post-war veteran activities and experiences. Moreover, case studies of specific cohorts of veterans are offered, including focus on disabled veterans and ex-prisoners of war.

In these regards the collection offers vital updates to existing scholarship while bringing important new departures and challenges to the current interpretive frameworks of veteran experiences in post-war Britain and Ireland.
Edited by:   David Swift, Oliver Wilkinson
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780367174620
ISBN 10:   0367174626
Series:   Routledge Studies in First World War History
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   21 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Swift is the Kreitman Postdoctoral Fellow at Ben Gurion University of the Negev Oliver Wilkinson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton

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