By Emma Newlands
This ebook follows the chronological reports of military group of workers, from their recruitment and coaching to their confrontations with wounding and dying, tracing the importance of the physique all through. It analyses the level to which the British military organised compliance and trusted consent to accomplish its pursuits, the ways that resistance used to be manifested and skilled, and what should be drawn from those cases in terms of higher observations approximately wartime society typically. by means of reading squaddies' embodied stories it additionally illuminates broader problems with gender, type, nationwide identification and emotional existence. As such, this learn makes an enormous contribution to army background, scientific historical past and the social and cultural historical past of england within the moment global War.
Civilians into infantrymen will attract teachers and scholars attracted to British social and cultural heritage, army medication and conflict studies.
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Civilians into soldiers: War, the body and British Army recruits, 1939-45 (Cultural History of Modern War MUP) by Emma Newlands