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Author Beaken, Robert, 1962- author

Title The Church of England and the home front, 1914-1918 : civilians, soldiers and religion in wartime Colchester / Robert Beaken; foreword by Terry Waite
Published Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2015
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Summary The Church of England is popularly believed to have had a bad First World War. This book challenges that tired orthodoxy. It examines the relationship between parish churches and the Army during the war, using the important garrison town of Colchester as a case study. Colchester in 1914-18 was a microcosm both of English society and of the Church of England, in all their diversity. The presence of the Army also meant that wartime experiences and trends which were noticeable elsewhere in England were sharply felt in Colchester. For the generation of Britons who lived through the Great War, Christianity was an important part of their culture, world view and, in many instances, personal lives. To understand life on the home front during the war, it is vital to understand the part played by Christianity, and particularly by the parishes of the Church of England.0
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Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- History.
Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Waite, Terry, author of foreword
ISBN 1782045368 (electronic bk)
9781782045366 (electronic bk)