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Veterans of the First World War : ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen in post-war Britain and Ireland / edited by David Swift and Oliver Wilkinson.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Routledge studies in First World War history
Routledge studies in First World War history
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Subjects:
Great Britain.
Ireland.
World War (1914-1918).
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Great Britain.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Ireland.
Veterans -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Disabled veterans -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Disabled veterans.
Prisoners of war.
Veterans.
Veterans -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"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 British and Ireland."--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: British veterans after the First World War / David Swift & Oliver Wilkinson
The deep roots of the British legion: the emergence of First World War British veterans' organisations / Mike Hally
Ex-servicemen and the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, 1919-21 / Paul Huddie
Between workers and soldiers: the relationship between the Labour Party and ex-servicemen after the First World War / Marcus Morris
"A fighting man and a thinking man": the British left, ex-servicemen, and working-class culture, 1914-1924 / David Swift
Revolution, ex-servicemen, and the Cork Branch of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers, 1918-21 / John Borgonovo
"It's up to you now to fight for your own country": Ireland's Great War Veterans in the War of Independence, 1919-21 / Steven O'Connor
"Still in the ranks of the old corps, though not on active service": women's veteran organisations in interwar Britain / Krisztina Robert
Paternalism and prosthetics: life for disabled veterans and their families on a post-war settlement / Martin Purdy
Wounded in a mentionable place: the (in)visibility of the disabled ex-serviceman in inter-war Britain / Jessica Meyer
Ex-prisoners of war, 1914-18: veteran association, assimilation and disassociation after the First World Warr / Oliver Wilkinson.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Swift, David, 1987- editor.
Wilkinson, Oliver, editor.
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780367174620
0367174626
9780429056949
9780429614941
9780429616150
9780429613739
OCLC:
1060183129