The Children's War: Britain, 1914-1918 by R. KennedyThe Children's War: Britain, 1914-1918 by R. Kennedy

The Children's War: Britain, 1914-1918

byR. Kennedy

Hardcover | January 30, 2014

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British children were mobilised for total war in 1914-18. It dominated their school experience and they enjoyed it as a source of entertainment. Their support was believed to be vital for Britain's present and future but their participation was motivated by a desire to remain connected to their absent fathers and brothers.
Rosie Kennedy completed her PhD in 2006. She has been a Visiting Tutor in the History Department of Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK since 2004.
Title:The Children's War: Britain, 1914-1918Format:HardcoverDimensions:189 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:January 30, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221750

ISBN - 13:9780230221758

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Families at War 3. War Imagined 4. Children in Uniform 5. War in the Classroom 6. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"It was not only adults who became mentally and physically committed to the war for, as Rosie Kennedy demonstrates in this fascinating study, children were mobilised and, to a large extent, mobilised themselves . . . This study, which . . . is based on extensive research, is an important contribution to our knowledge of British society during the Great War. It is also eminently readable." - Times Higher Education