Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byS. P. MacKenzie

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In the first scholarly examination of education in current affairs and citizenship within the British Army in the twentieth century, S.P. MacKenzie charts the development of army education from its beginnings in the First World War, to its heyday in the Second World War, and analyses its finaldemise in the early 1950s. Based on extensive research, the book analyses the thinking which lay behind the establishment of army education schemes, their function and their effects. In particular, it explores the controversial question of the part played in Labour's 1945 election victory by the rank and file of the BritishArmy, often asserted to have absorbed the left-wing attitudes of the Army Bureau of Current Affairs and the Army Educational Corps. This is a comprehensive and rigorous study, which makes an important contribution to the history of the modern British Army.

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In the first scholarly examination of education in current affairs and citizenship within the British Army in the twentieth century, S.P. MacKenzie charts the development of army education from its beginnings in the First World War, to its heyday in the Second World War, and analyses its finaldemise in the early 1950s. Based on extens...

S. P. MacKenzie, Visiting Lecturer in History, University of British Columbia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019820244X

ISBN - 13:9780198202448

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'In a fragmented way, much has already been written on army education, but MacKenzie has given us the first full scholarly account of its rise and fall. This is ... a first-class monograph.'Paul Addison, University of Edinburgh, The International History Review, XV:4: November 1993