Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945-1951 by L. V. ScottConscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945-1951 by L. V. Scott

Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945-1951

byL. V. Scott

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

Pricing and Purchase Info

$165.47 online 
$300.00 list price save 44%
Earn 827 plum® points
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This is the first detailed scholarly study of conscription in the years immediately following the Second World War, when for the first time in Britain introduced conscription. L. V. Scott examines the military reasoning behind conscription, and then shows how opposition to National Servicegrew in the changing economic circumstances of post-war Britain. He explores the party politics of National Service and examines how the Labour Party previously bitterly opposed to conscription, came to pass the 1947 National Service Act. The book examines how National Service was essential to thedefence and foreign policies of the Attlee governments, and became one of the foundations of the post-war consensus on Britain's security.
L. V. Scott is at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Loading
Title:Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945-1951Format:HardcoverDimensions:314 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198204213

ISBN - 13:9780198204213

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

`Although Scott offers few surprises, he shows unusual analytical balance: as a lecturer in international relations who once worked for Denis Healey he handles external and domestic influences with equal assurance.'English Historical Review