By Emma Newlands
This booklet follows the chronological reviews of military team 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 depended on consent to accomplish its goals, the ways that resistance used to be manifested and skilled, and what should be drawn from those cases when it comes to better observations approximately wartime society commonly. via interpreting squaddies' embodied reviews it additionally illuminates broader problems with gender, type, nationwide identification and emotional lifestyles. As such, this examine makes an immense contribution to army heritage, clinical background and the social and cultural historical past of england within the moment global War.
Civilians into squaddies will attract teachers and scholars drawn to British social and cultural historical past, army drugs 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