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Author Fuller, J. G.

Title Troop morale and popular culture in the British and Dominion armies, 1914-1918 / J.G. Fuller
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990


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 W'PONDS  940.541241 Ful/Tma  AVAILABLE
Description 218 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction I -- 1. Trench Journalism 7 -- 2. Morale 21 -- 3. Patriotism and the Place of the Army in British Society 32 -- . Organization of the British and Dominion Forces 41 -- 5. Discipline and Relationships Between the Ranks 47 -- 6. Life in the Line 58 -- 7Behind the Lines 72 -- 8. Leisure 81 -- . Continuity in the Soldiers' Lives I I4 -- to. Homogeneity of the British and Dominion Forces 160 -- Conclusion 175 -- APPENDIX A: TROOP JOURNALS I8l -- APPENDIX B: CONCERT PARTIES AND CINEMAS 186 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY 194
Summary The soldiers on the front line in the First World War endured appalling conditions in the trenches and suffered unprecedented casualties in battle. Drawing on a variety of contemporary sources, including over a hundred magazines produced by soldiers themselves, this is the first scholarly analysis of the trench journalism which played an important role in the lives of the ordinary soldiers. Other themes that are explored include the nature of patriotism, discipline, living conditions, and leisure activities such as sport, concert parties, and the music hall. Fuller's vivid and detailed study throws new light on the question of what sustained men through the ordeal of trench warfare, and in particular how the British and Dominion armies differed from those of their allies and opponents, which were wracked by mutiny or defeat as the war went on
Analysis Armies
Army personnel
Commonwealth of Nations
Great Britain
Military operations
Overseas item
World War 1
World War 1 History
Notes Based on the author's Ph.D. thesis, Cambridge University, 1988
Bibliography "Troop journals [used as sources]": pages [181]-185
Includes bibliographical references (pages [194]-214) and index
Includes index
Subject Great Britain. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Great Britain. Army -- Military life.
Commonwealth of Nations -- Armed Forces -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Commonwealth of Nations -- Armed Forces -- Military life.
Soldiers -- Recreation.
Commonwealth countries -- Armed Forces -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Commonwealth countries -- Armed Forces -- Military life.
LC no. 90036855
ISBN 0198201788