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Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare: Series Number 23


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Introduction; 1. Catastrophe and continuity: the place of the war dead in history; 2. Mission and defence: the nature of the conflict; 3. Destruction and endurance: the war experience; 4. Chivalry and cruelty: the soldiers' character and conduct; 5. Regeneration and salvation: the prospects for the living and the dead; Conclusion.

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A comparative study of the cultural impact of the Great War on British and German societies.

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Stefan Goebel is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, London.


"[...]marvelously informative book, thoroughly researched, with fascinating insights[...]H-Albion subscribers interested in the period (as well as those with an inclination for longue duree cultural history and the forging of national identities in Britain and Germany) are unreservedly encouraged to order The Great War and Medieval Memory for their libraries." -Antoine Capet, University of Rouen, France, H-Albion

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