By Emma Newlands
This booklet follows the chronological stories of military team of workers, from their recruitment and coaching to their confrontations with wounding and demise, 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 situations when it comes to greater observations approximately wartime society more often than not. via interpreting squaddies' embodied studies it additionally illuminates broader problems with gender, type, nationwide identification and emotional lifestyles. As such, this learn makes a big contribution to army heritage, clinical historical past and the social and cultural heritage of england within the moment global War.
Civilians into infantrymen will entice teachers and scholars drawn to British social and cultural historical past, army drugs and battle 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