The Children's War

Britain, 1914-1918

Authors: Kennedy, R.

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British children were mobilised for total war in 1914-18. It dominated their school experience and they enjoyed it as a source of entertainment. Their support was believed to be vital for Britain's present and future but their participation was motivated by a desire to remain connected to their absent fathers and brothers.

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"It was not only adults who became mentally and physically committed to the war for, as Rosie Kennedy demonstrates in this fascinating study, children were mobilised and, to a large extent, mobilised themselves . . . This study, which . . . is based on extensive research, is an important contribution to our knowledge of British society during the Great War. It is also eminently readable." - Times Higher Education

"A fascinating investigation into an overlooked generation. Carefully researched and compiled, this is an excellent source of materials for anyone studying World War One." - Centenary News

"It is the achievement of this book that, when recently confronted with a photograph of British children attending the Armistice Day commemorations, their deceased fathers' medals pinned to their coats, my mind turned immediately to Kennedy's invocation of the need to reflect on the emotional and psychological significance of children's participation in the Great War, and of the importance of considering soldiers not just as husbands and sons, but as fathers too." - Dr Rebecca Gill, Reviews in History


Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Children's War
Book Subtitle
Britain, 1914-1918
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31935-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137319357
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22175-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30727-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 189
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