A Part of History: Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War

A Part of History: Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War

By: Michael Howard (author)Hardback

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How will our understanding of the First World War change as first-hand experiences are lost? This question is explored by leading historians and experts.As the last survivors die out, the First World War passes into the realm of history. This book is not only a consideration of various aspects of the British experience of the war in the light of more recent historiographical trends: but also a prediction of how these areas are likely to be researched and written about in the future.The central theme is how our understanding of the war is likely to change now that first hand experience has been lost.

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Professor Sir Michael Howard was Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, and than at Oxford was the Regius Chair of Modern History. Among his most celebrated books are The Franco-Prussian War, War in European History and The Invention of Peace.


Michael Howard - Introduction; Gary Sheffield - Military Revisionism; Dan Todman - Remembrance; Stephen Badsey - Press, Propaganda and Public Perceptions; Terry Charman - WWI and the IWM; Esther Maccallum Stewart - Popular Culture; Gavin Stamp - Memorials; Brian Bond - 'Disenchantment' Revisited; Dominic Hibbered - Poetry of WWI; Michael Burleigh - Religion and WWI; Jane Potter - Women and the War; Terry Castle - 'Courage, mon amie'.; Ian Bostridge - Britten's War Requiem; Max Saunders - Prose of WWI; Julian Putkowski - Anti-revisionism and WWI: Pardons for those shot at dawn.; Malcolm Brown - British Tommy; Trevor Wilson - the Somme; Peter Hart - Gallipoli; Santanu Das - the Indian experience of the FWW; Nick Hewitt - war at sea: role played by the Grand Fleet (before and after Jutland); Tony Pollard - WW1 and Archaeology; Nicholas Reeves - WW1 and British Film Propaganda; Lyn MacDonald - Oral Testimony.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780826498137
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780826498137
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0826498132

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