The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914

TitleThe Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
Series EditorAndrews, Maggie, and Janis Lomas
Number of Pages246
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
City, CountryBasingstoke, UK
Abstract

This collection of fourteen academically rigorous and accessible chapters explores the British home front in the last 100 years since the outbreak of WW1. The wide range of case studies include war widow allowances, Landgirls, the role of factory inspectors in WW1 and canal boat women, national savings, Guernsey evacuees and clothes rationing in WW2. The meaning and images of the British home and family in times of war are interrogated in the past and in contemporary culture to challenge prevalent myths of how working and domestic and shifted in times of national conflict. This volume is intended to encourage a reappraisal of the place of the home front in British conceptualizations of war and conflict.

Short TitleThe Home Front in Britain
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