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The greater war: British memorial literature, 1918-1939

Isherwood, Ian Andrew (2012) The greater war: British memorial literature, 1918-1939. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis concerns non-fiction ‘war books’ published in the inter-war period. War books were mostly written by participants in the First World War who contributed to Britain’s memory culture afterwards through the publication of their accounts. The war books catalogue represents diversity in terms of the experiences depicted and the geographic locations represented. Though they went through distinctive periods of popularity, war books were published throughout the inter-war period, and in great numbers. The publishing industry was receptive to martial literature and encouraged its publication. The breadth of the war books catalogue challenges the cultural uniformity of an ‘age of disillusionment’ by demonstrating the different ways that the war was remembered by its participants. War books had widespread interpretative breadth on the meaning of the war to veterans/participants in the years afterwards.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: First World War, British War Writing, War Memoir
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Supervisor's Name: Ball, Professor Simon
Date of Award: 2012
Embargo Date: 19 June 2015
Depositing User: Ian Andrew Isherwood
Unique ID: glathesis:2012-3462
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:07
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/3462

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