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A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war

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Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading → Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading →

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Machine | Machine | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | ww1 | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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The Worst(?) Poem of the First World War The Worst(?) Poem of the First World War

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It would be fair to say, in a spirit of understatement, that the First World War served as the occasion for a certain amount of poetry. Catherine W. Reilly, in her groundbreaking English Poetry of the First World War: A … Continue reading → It would be fair to say, in a spirit of understatement, that the First World War served as the occasion for a certain amount of poetry. Catherine W. Reilly, in her groundbreaking English Poetry of the First World War: A … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 820 (English literature) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | 821 (English poetry) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts)

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citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front The 'other' citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front The 'other' citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front

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The term ‘citizen soldier’ evokes a particularly powerful image in Britain. The poignant histories of the ‘Pals’ Battalions’, raised utilizing the attraction of geographical and occupational connections, have contributed greatly to the lasting public impression of the conflict. Names such … Continue reading → The term ‘citizen soldier’ evokes a particularly powerful image in Britain. The poignant histories of the ‘Pals’ Battalions’, raised utilizing the attraction of geographical and occupational connections, have contributed greatly to the lasting public impression of the conflict. Names such … Continue reading →

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Machine | Machine | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UG (Military engineering. Air forces) | UG (Military engineering. Air forces) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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A Forgotten Catastrophe? A Forgotten Catastrophe? Chasing Lettow-Vorbeck -- A Forgotten Catastrophe? Chasing Lettow-Vorbeck -- A Forgotten Catastrophe?

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For those of you who have never read the articles at Cracked.com, I can’t say I would heartily recommend the experience.  While they’re of some value, sometimes, in bringing to popular attention subjects and people that might otherwise languish in … Continue reading → For those of you who have never read the articles at Cracked.com, I can’t say I would heartily recommend the experience.  While they’re of some value, sometimes, in bringing to popular attention subjects and people that might otherwise languish in … Continue reading →

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Strange Meetings | Strange Meetings | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | DT (History of Africa) | DT (History of Africa) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | UD (Infantry) | UD (Infantry) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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The First World War in History The First World War in History

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This is a keynote lecture that I gave at a conference at the University of Birmingham under the auspices of the British Commission for Military History. It was one of two (the other delivered by Professor David Stevenson) in which … Continue reading → This is a keynote lecture that I gave at a conference at the University of Birmingham under the auspices of the British Commission for Military History. It was one of two (the other delivered by Professor David Stevenson) in which … Continue reading →

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Aftermath | Aftermath | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | The Memory of War | The Memory of War | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 320 (Political science) | 320 (Political science) | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | 940 (General history of Europe) | 940 (General history of Europe) | Blogs | Blogs | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UD (Infantry) | UD (Infantry) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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Words for Battle Words for Battle

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The first episode of BBC Radio 4′s new documentary series, 1914-1918: The Cultural Front, is now available for listening. “Words for Battle” examines the response of the British literary and cultural establishment to the war’s commencement in August of 1914, … Continue reading → The first episode of BBC Radio 4′s new documentary series, 1914-1918: The Cultural Front, is now available for listening. “Words for Battle” examines the response of the British literary and cultural establishment to the war’s commencement in August of 1914, … Continue reading →

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The Memory of War | The Memory of War | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | PN (Literature) | PN (Literature)

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‘Surplus Women’: a legacy of World War One?

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More than 700,000 British men were killed during World War One. This tragic loss of life affected the lives of young women in 1920s Britain. Virginia Nicholson has discussed in her 2007 book, Singled Out, the difficulties of unmarried women … Continue reading →

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Aftermath | Body and Mind | Unconventional Soldiers | 610 (Medical Sciences) | 900 (History & geography) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | HQ1101-2030.7 (Women. Feminism) | R131-687 (Medicine - history of medicine) | UH (Medical Sciences - other services) | 900 (History & geography)

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Conventional Unconventionality in the British Army

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Mention of ‘unconventional’ soldiers might spark thoughts of service personnel who came or served in unfamiliar places or did unusual jobs. But we might spend more time than we do considering ‘conventional unconventionality’ in the British army – by which … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | Blogs | U (Military Science)

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Declaration Pen and Sword Pt. I: The Authors' Declaration

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[N.B. This is the first in an intended series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War. The main focus of the series will be on the literary side of things, but possibly with … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | PN (Literature)

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s Book Pen and Sword Pt. II: Advertising King Albert's Book

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[N.B. This is the second in an intended series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War — the inaugural post can be read here. The main focus of the series will be on … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 700 (Arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | PN (Literature) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts)

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Pen and Sword Pt. III: 5 Questions

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[N.B. This is the third in a series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War — the inaugural post can be read here. The main focus of the series will be on the … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Material Culture | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 820 (English literature) | 940 (General history of Europe) | J (Political Science) | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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Pen and Sword Pt. IV: Yeats Refuses to Declare

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[N.B. This is the fourth in a series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War — the inaugural post can be read here. The main focus of the series will be on the … Continue reading →

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Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Unconventional Soldiers

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The Oxford Vigilance Committee Report of November 1916 and fears over declining moral values in the city

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In 1888, an Oxford Vigilance Committee was formed to monitor and support the enforcement of the recently passed Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885. The Act made further provision for the Protection of Women and Girls, the suppression of brothels, … Continue reading →

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Strange Meetings | Unconventional Soldiers

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?Carry on Camping?: The Bristol Boys? Brigade during the First World War

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When news of the outbreak of the First World War broke several Boys? Brigade Companies were on their annual summer camp. For the vast majority of these Companies their 1914 camping expedition would be their last until the resolution of … Continue reading →

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The Land Girls of the First World War

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?Come out of the towns and on to the downs, where a girl gets brown and strong; with swinging pace and morning face she does her work to song.? ? The Land Army Song Television and film have popularized the … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers | farming | Land girls | poetry | Rose Macaulay | Women

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?Here is the secret. He is ? ?The Growler??: a Northumberland Fusiliers Trench Newspaper

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Between January 1915 and July 1916 ten issues of a trench newspaper called The Growler circulated, initially amidst some mystery, through the ranks of the Sixteenth Service Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. The anonymously written first issue was ?sprung? upon them, according … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers | Comic writing | First World War | Trench publications | ww1

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African Soldiers in World War One: Uprising within a Global Conflict

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?We should?remember the world as well as the war: all those involved, all the contributions, all the experiences, all the trauma, and the lasting legacy?. – Taken from the 2013 British Council report on WW1. In 2013 when the British … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers

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?1941) ? Oxford historian. Participant and chronicler of the Great War C R M F Cruttwell (1887?1941) ? Oxford historian. Participant and chronicler of the Great War

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Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Crutwell was an Oxford historian and academic. During the war, he served in Belgium and France until he was declared unfit for general service, and recommended for light duties at home. After the war, he returned … Continue reading →

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Aftermath | Unconventional Soldiers | author | history | Oxford

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: the experience of mourning and commemoration in the Sassoon family The Poet's Brother, or 'A death in the family': the experience of mourning and commemoration in the Sassoon family

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Introduction Almost fifty years after his death[1] Siegfried Sassoon continues to exert a powerful influence on British viewpoints of the history of the Great War. As a chronic post-war ?revenant? he established, especially via his prose reconstructions of his fictionalised … Continue reading →

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Religion and Spirituality | Unconventional Soldiers | death | Family | mourning | sassoon

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