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The Veterans' Tale - British Military Memoirs of the Second World War (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,030
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The Veterans' Tale - British Military Memoirs of the Second World War (Hardcover): Frances Houghton

The Veterans' Tale - British Military Memoirs of the Second World War (Hardcover)

Frances Houghton

Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare

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This is a unique account of the ways in which British veterans of the Second World War remembered, understood, and recounted their experiences of battle throughout the post-war period. Focusing on themes of landscape, weaponry, the enemy, and comradeship, Frances Houghton examines the imagery and language used by war memoirists to reconstruct and review both their experiences of battle and their sense of wartime self. Houghton also identifies how veterans' memoirs became significant sites of contest as former servicemen sought to challenge what they saw as unsatisfactory official, scholarly, and cultural representations of the Second World War in Britain. Her findings show that these memoirs are equally important both for the new light they shed on the memory and meanings of wartime military experience among British veterans, and for what they tell us about the cultural identity of military life-writing in post-war British society.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare
Release date: 2019
Authors: Frances Houghton
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 302
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-49691-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-108-49691-1
Barcode: 9781108496919

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