War Volunteering In Modern Times: From the French Revolution to the Second World War

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorChristine Krueger, Sonja Levsen

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An important contribution to the historiography of war and society, exploring volunteering as a characteristic of modern wars. It studies the motivations, social backgrounds and military experiences of war volunteers from the early nineteenth century to today and helps to interpret the relationship between war and society in modern times.

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An important contribution to the historiography of war and society, exploring volunteering as a characteristic of modern wars. It studies the motivations, social backgrounds and military experiences of war volunteers from the early nineteenth century to today and helps to interpret the relationship between war and society in modern tim...

CHRISTINE G. KRGER  is Assistant Professor at the University of Oldenburg, GermanySONJA LEVSEN  is Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.91 × 5.63 × 1.11 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228054

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Volunteers, War and the Nation since the French Revolution; C.G.Krüger & S.Levsen
Volunteers of the French Revolutionary Wars: Myths and Reinterpretations; T.Hippler
For the Fatherland? The Motivations of Austrian and Prussian Volunteers during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; L.S.James
'... so that people talk about Poland out loud again in the world today!' (Adam Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz): Polish Volunteers in the Napoleonic Wars; R.Leiserowitz
Fág an Bealeagh: Irish Volunteers in the American Civil War; M.Hochgeschwender
'A Race that is Thus Willing to Die for its Country': African-American Volunteers in the Spanish-American War 1898; M.Speidel
British and Imperial Volunteers in the South African War; S.M.Miller
Welcome but not that Welcome: the Relations between Foreign Volunteers and the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902; F.Pretorius
Heroes or Citizens? The 1916 Debate on Harvard Volunteers in the 'European War'; A.Jansen
Voluntary Enlistment in the Great War: a European Phenomenon?; A.Watson
Paramilitary Volunteers for Weimar Germany's 'Wehrhaftmachung': How Civilians were Attracted to Serve with Irregular Military Units; R.Bergien
Fighting for God for Franco and (most of all) for Themselves: Right Wing Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War; J.Keene
From the Nazi Party's Shock Troop to the 'European' Mass Army: The Waffen-SS Volunteers; J-L.Leleu
An Approach to the Social Profile and the Ideological Motivations of the Spanish Volunteers of the 'Blue Division', 1941-44; X-M.Núñez Seixas
Women in Combat: Female Volunteers in British Anti-Aircraft Batteries in the Second World War; J.Schwarzkopf