Now the War is Over

Britain 1919 - 1920

Simon Fowler, Daniel Weinbren

How did Britain respond to the momentous events of 1919 and 1920 as it adjusted to peace after four years of war? What were the challenges the British people faced and how did they cope with the profound changes that confronted them? Now the War Is Over seeks to answer these questions.
Date Published :
December 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
24 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473885974
Pages : 216
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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How did Britain respond to the momentous events of 1919 and 1920 as it adjusted to peace after four years of war? What were the challenges the British people faced and how did they cope with the profound changes that confronted them? Now the War Is Over seeks to answer these questions. It looks at what happened in every sphere of life and it shows how, even today, we are still dealing with the consequences of those years of transition.Across Europe there were revolutions, a war for independence occurred in Ireland, and on mainland Britain there were widespread race riots. However, most servicemen simply wanted to come home to their families and a secure job. Some hoped for a return to the certainties of a pre-war world, but this was impossible too much had happened. As they explore the troubled state of Britain immediately after the war Simon Fowler and Daniel Weinbren give us a fascinating insight into how the global conflict changed the direction of the nation.

About The Author
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Simon Fowler is a professional writer, researcher and historian, specializing in family and military history. He has made a particular study of the First World War, and has long been interested in how Britain, and Europe, readjusted to post-war conditions. Daniel Weinbrens PhD concentrated on the impact of the First World War on British society. His historical publications include The Open University. A History and The Oddfellows 1810-2010. He has taught courses on war and society at several universities and currently teaches this subject at The Open University.

Dr Daniel Weinbren has taught history at several universities and currently teaches both European history and local history at The Open University. He has published widely on Freemasons, friendly societies and trade unions, and has carried out extensive research into the social impact of the First World War. His many publications include The Open University: A History and The Oddfellows 1810-2010 and, with Simon Fowler, Now the War Is Over: Britain 1919-1920. He contributed a chapter on ‘Freemasonry and Friendly Societies’ to the Handbook on Contemporary Freemasonry.

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