Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2014

240 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white, 4 Tables, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088049

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Civilians into soldiers

War, the body and British Army recruits, 1939-45

Emma Newlands

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Civilians into Soldiers is the first in-depth study of British Army life and culture between 1939 and 1945
  • Civilians to Soldiers makes an original contribution to the literature on the social and cultural history of Britain in the Second World War, which to-date has focused predominantly on the Home Front
  • Civilians into Soldiers provides new perspectives on the relationship between war and medicine, which to-date has focused primarily on the care and treatment of wounded servicemen
  • Civilians into Soldiers draws on a wealth of primary sources, including official records, letters, diaries and oral testimonies, to understand how military service was organised, experienced and understood