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Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory, and the First World War in Britain
Janet Watson's study of war and memory uses published and unpublished British wartime and retrospective writings concerning World War I. Watson examines differing attitudes to this war among men and women, across different social classes, and in different periods. She concludes that participants often saw their experience - lived and remembered- as either work or service. ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Cambridge University Press
(first published February 19th 2004)
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Sep 13, 2015 AskHistorians added it · review of another edition
Examining the lived experiences of men and women, together, in WW1. Her chapter on nursing, how nurses were perceived, and how nurses figure into the historical myths of the war, is particularly excellent.