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The British working class and enthusiasm for war, 1914-1916, David Silbey

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The British working class and enthusiasm for war, 1914-1916
Title
The British working class and enthusiasm for war, 1914-1916
Statement of responsibility
David Silbey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Millions of men volunteered to leave home, hearth and family to go to a foreign land to fight in 1914, the start of the biggest war in British history. It was a war fought by millions of soldier-citizens, most of whom had volunteered willingly to go. They made up the Army that first held and then, in 1918, pushed back the German Army to win the Great War." "The British Tommy has been lionized in the decades since the war, but little attention has been paid in the literature to what motivated the ordinary British man to go to France, especially in the early years when Britain relied on the voluntary system to fill the ranks. Why would a regular working class man leave behind his job, family and friends to go to light a war that defended not British soil, but French? Why would a British man risk his life to defend places whose names he could barely pronounce?" "This book gives the answers in the words of the men who were there. Young and old, from cities and the country, single and married, they went to war willingly and then carried their experiences with them for a lifetime."--BOOK JACKET
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Silbey, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cass series--military history and policy
Series volume
21
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Working class
  • Public opinion
  • Working class
  • Great Britain
Label
The British working class and enthusiasm for war, 1914-1916, David Silbey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [132]-185) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • rush to colours, business as usual, and the coming of conscription : August 1914 to May 1916.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • Currents within the flood : who were the volunteers?.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • 'A sense of the round world' : the workers, Britain, Europe, and the empire.
  • p. 49
  • 5.
  • 'The monotony of the trivial round' : enlistment and the escape from domesticity.
  • p. 69
  • 6.
  • 'Money was the attraction' : enlistment and economic motives.
  • p. 82
  • 7.
  • 'We were being patriotic. Or young and silly' : enlistment and allegiance.
  • p. 104
  • 8.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 125
Control code
CSUGA6421627-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 189 p.
Isbn
9780415350051
Lccn
2004011356
Label
The British working class and enthusiasm for war, 1914-1916, David Silbey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [132]-185) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • rush to colours, business as usual, and the coming of conscription : August 1914 to May 1916.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • Currents within the flood : who were the volunteers?.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • 'A sense of the round world' : the workers, Britain, Europe, and the empire.
  • p. 49
  • 5.
  • 'The monotony of the trivial round' : enlistment and the escape from domesticity.
  • p. 69
  • 6.
  • 'Money was the attraction' : enlistment and economic motives.
  • p. 82
  • 7.
  • 'We were being patriotic. Or young and silly' : enlistment and allegiance.
  • p. 104
  • 8.
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 125
Control code
CSUGA6421627-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 189 p.
Isbn
9780415350051
Lccn
2004011356

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