Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War Helen B. McCartney

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Published: December 12th 2005

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Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War  by  Helen B. McCartney

Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War by Helen B. McCartney
December 12th 2005 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 294 pages | ISBN: | 4.13 Mb

The popular image of the British soldier in the First World War is of a passive victim, caught up in events beyond his control, and isolated from civilian society. This book offers a different vision of the soldiers experience of war. Using lettersMoreThe popular image of the British soldier in the First World War is of a passive victim, caught up in events beyond his control, and isolated from civilian society.

This book offers a different vision of the soldiers experience of war. Using letters and official sources relating to Liverpool units, Helen McCartney shows how ordinary men were able to retain their civilian outlook and use it to influence their experience in the trenches.

These citizen soldiers came to rely on local, civilian loyalties and strong links with home to bolster their morale and challenge those in command.



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