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$26.95

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Published: 30 November 2011

192 Pages | 20 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719069758


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Healing the nation

Soldiers and the culture of caregiving in Britain during the Great War

Jeffrey S. Reznick

Published by Manchester University Press

Cultural History of Modern War MUP

  • A fresh approach to life behind the lines for ordinary British soldiers, serving on the Western Front during the First World War that argues that Britain's 'generation of 1914' was a group bound as much by a comradeship of healing as by a comradeship of the trenches
  • Reveals for the first time an aspect of wartime life that has never been examined in detail, explaining how healing individual wounded men fed into healing writ large - society coming to terms with unprecedented loss through a culture of caregiving rooted in pre-war society
  • Examines the conflicts between health providers and wounded soldiers who criticised official notions of recovery and convalescence and articulated a comradeship of healing
  • Uses a wealth of unexplored archival material as well as drawing on literary, artistic and architectural evidence
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