Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory, and the First World War in Britain

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 29, 2007 - History - 352 pages
Janet Watson's study of war and memory uses published and unpublished British wartime and retrospective writings concerning World War I. Watson examines differing attitudes to this war among men and women, across different social classes, and in different periods. She concludes that participants often saw their experience - lived and remembered- as either work or service. In fact, far from having a united front, many active participants were 'fighting different wars', and this process only continued in the decades following peace.

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Too revisionist for comfort. It all depends on which accounts you select for what you want to say. This selection is very one-sided and defends warfare way beyond what people truly said or were allowed to say. Read full review

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Janet Watson is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Connecticut.

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