Penguin Classics National Service: Conscription In Britain 1945-1963 by Richard Vinen

Penguin Classics National Service: Conscription In Britain 1945-1963

byRichard Vinen

Paperback | July 28, 2015

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Winner of the Templer Medal and the Wolfson History Prize Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Richard Vinen's National Service is a serious - if often very entertaining - attempt to get to grips with the reality of that extraordinary institution, which now seems as remote as the British Empire itself. With great sympathy and curiosity, Vinen unpicks the myths of the two 'gap years', which all British men who came of age between 1945 and the early 1960s had to fill with National Service. This book is fascinating to those who endured or even enjoyed their time in uniform, but also to anyone wishing to understand the unique nature of post-war Britain.

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Richard Vinen is the author of the highly praised A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century, The Unfree French: Life under the Occupation (published by Penguin) and Thatcher's Britain. He is Professor of History at King's College London.
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Title:Penguin Classics National Service: Conscription In Britain 1945-1963Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 7.78 × 5.08 × 1.2 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141399805

ISBN - 13:9780141399805

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