Britain Goes to War

How the First World War Began to Reshape the Nation

The First World War had a profound impact on British society and on British relations with continental Europe, the Dominions, the United States, and the emerging Soviet Union. In this book group of distinguished historians looks back, with the clarity of a modern perspective, at the issues that were critical to Britain's war effort as the nation em
Date Published :
January 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Editor :
Peter Liddle
Language:
English
Illustration :
b&w
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473828209
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
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Overview
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The First World War had a profound impact on British society and on British relations with continental Europe, the Dominions, the United States and the emerging Soviet Union. The pre-war world was transformed, and the world that we recognize today began to take shape. That is why, 100 years after the outbreak, the time is right for this collection of thought-provoking chapters that reassesses why Britain went to war and the preparations made by the armed forces, the government and the nation at large for the unprecedented conflict that ensued.

A group of distinguished historians looks back, with the clarity of a modern perspective, at the issues that were critical to Britain’s war effort as the nation embarked on the most intense and damaging struggle in its history. In a series of penetrating chapters they explore the reasons for Britain going to war, the official preparations, the public reaction, the readiness of the armed forces, internment, the impact of the opening campaign, the experience of the soldiers, recruitment, training, weaponry, the political implications, and the care of the wounded.

Contributors:
Chris Baker, John Bourne, Roger Chapman, Alison Fell, Nick Forder, Clive Harris, Andrea Hetherington, Spencer Jones, Peter Liddle, Philip Magrath, Catriona Pennell, Matthew Richardson, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Paul Skelton-Stroud, Edward M. Spiers, Dominic Tweddle, John Whitchurch

About The Author
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Dr Peter Liddle is a leading historian of the First World War and has concentrated on the personal experience of the men and women who took part. He founded the Liddle Collection, a repository of documents and memorabilia connected to the conflict, which is housed in the Brotherton Library, the University of Leeds. His many books include Captured Memories 1900-1918, Captured Memories 1930-1945, The Soldiers War 1914-1918, The Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered, The 1916 Battle of the Somme Reconsidered and, as editor, Facing Armageddon, Britain Goes to War and Britain and the Widening War.Contributors: Holger Afflerbach, Phylomena Badsey, Niall Barr, Chris Bellamy, Nick Bosanquet, Peter Burness, George Cassar, Tim Cook, Irene Guerrini, Clive Harris, Kate Kennedy, Ross Kennedy, William Philpott, Marco Pluviano, Chris Pugsley, Duncan Redford, Matthew Richardson, Alan Sharp, Yigal Sheffy, Jack Sheldon, Edward Spiers, David Welch, Ian Whitehead

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