Back in Blighty British Society in the Era of the Great War

by Gerard DeGroot

eBooks of the Month History The Real World

Back in Blighty British Society in the Era of the Great War Synopsis

World War One had a devastating, cataclysmic impact on the world and the British people. As its reverberations were so long-lasting and significant, it is easy to assume that the social consequences were as profound. In this highly readable and moving survey of life back at home during the First World War, Gerard DeGroot challenges this assumption, finding pre-war social structures and ways of life were surprisingly resilient. Despite economic and technological changes, the British people found ways to cling onto their usual ways of life as much as possible in this new world. Back in Blighty has been fully revised to take into account new scholarship and historical perspectives, and is full of fascinating glimpses into everyday life during the war. The lives of ordinary people are illuminated and given historical significance in this powerful portrait of the British people and their culture.

Back in Blighty British Society in the Era of the Great War Press Reviews

'Well worth reading' -  The Times


'An important contribution' -  English Historical Review


'A model of what this genre should be like' -  Albion

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ISBN: 9780099582229
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099582229
Publication date: 3rd April 2014
Author: Gerard DeGroot
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,
Categories: Social & cultural history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Gerard DeGroot

Born in California, Gerard DeGroot is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He has written many books on various aspects of twentieth-century history, most recently The Seventies Unplugged. He regularly contributes to national newspapers both in Britain and in the USA.

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