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Citizens at war: the experience of the Great War in Essex, 1914-1918

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This thesis examines the experiences and attitudes of civilians in Essex during the First World War, 1914-1918. Through these it explores the reasons for people’s continued support for the war and how public discourse shaped conceptions of the war’s purpose and course and what sacrifices were needed and acceptable in pursuit of victory. This combination kept the war comprehensible and enabled people to continue to support it.

Vital to getting a picture of how the war was understood i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Queen's College, The
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:73fe34ce-e418-414c-8939-819b14a1f81f
Local pid:
ora:6263

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