Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare) by Helen B. McCartney
Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare)
Author: Helen B. McCartney
Title: Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare)
ISBN10: 0521848008
ISBN13: 978-0521848008
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 12, 2005)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1277 kb
Size epub: 1395 kb
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
The popular image of the British soldier in the First World War is of a passive victim, caught up in events beyond his control, and isolated from civilian society. This book offers a different vision of the soldier's experience of war. Using letters and official sources relating to Liverpool units, Helen McCartney shows how ordinary men were able to retain their civilian outlook and use it to influence their experience in the trenches. These citizen soldiers came to rely on local, civilian loyalties and strong links with home to bolster their morale and challenge those in command.