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Just War, 1914–1918

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter examines the First World War, considering reactions to the outbreak and British intervention. Civil war in Ireland (and perhaps in the UK as a whole) appeared imminent and bitterly ... More


Ghosts inside the ‘Island Fortress’

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 examines wartime writers' challenges to official projections of an “island fortress” under siege at the heart of a loyal, but distant empire. During a wartime revival of popular ... More


Creating a Herakles for our times: a montage of modern madness

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives examples of some of the mediated ways in which Euripides' Herakles has infiltrated the current cultural climate, and examines in further detail the current phase in the reception ... More


Alsatian Women and the Great War, 1914–18

Elizabeth Vlossak

in Marianne or Germania?: Nationalizing Women in Alsace, 1870-1946

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199561117
eISBN:
9780191595035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561117.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores Alsace's experience of the First World War. It describes Alsatian women's employment and daily lives on the home front and within proximity of the battle lines, and compares ... More


Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Patrick Deer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book remaps the history of British war culture by insisting on the centrality and importance of the literature of the Second World War. Offering an account of the emergence of modern war ... More


The Breaking Point: Surrender 1918

Jay Winter

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

German defeat was built into the structure of the war effort of the Kaiserreich. The fact that defeat was deferred for so long was due to two phenomena: (1) Allied blunders and misconceptions were as ... More


Germany’s Great Love vs. the American Fortress: Home Front Melodrama

Laura Heins

in Nazi Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037740
eISBN:
9780252095023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037740.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares Hollywood and Nazi uses of melodrama during World War II and demonstrates that the American home front film portrayed the war effort as a defense of middle-class domesticity, ... More


“Going up the Spout”: Converging Defeat on the Battlefield and Home Front

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the idea that the Civil War's greatest impact on children came through its impact on their family life. Households in South Carolina experienced severe problems because the war ... More


Botswana 1939–1945: An African Country at War

Ashley Jackson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207641
eISBN:
9780191677762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207641.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a full study of an African country during the Second World War. Unusually, it provides both an Africanist and an imperial perspective. Using extensive archival and oral evidence, the ... More


British Writing of the Second World War

Mark Rawlinson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184560
eISBN:
9780191674303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is the first study to provide a detailed critical and historical survey of British literary culture in wartime. Concerned as much with war as with writing, it explores the significance of ... More


Robert E. Lee, the Army of Northern Virginia, and Confederate Surrender

Joseph T. Glatthaar

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter employs the Army of Northern Virginia as a test case to study how soldiers lose faith in the favourable outcome of the war. Glatthaar examines the external and internal wartime strains ... More


By the book? Commanders Surrendering in World War I

Dennis Showalter

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The greatest risk a soldier can take in combat is surrendering. It involves a primal act of trust towards ‘others’ who directly seek your death. During World War I, however, surrenders were ... More


The Home Guard: A Military and Political History

S. P. MacKenzie

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205777
eISBN:
9780191676789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Today we laugh at ‘Dad's Army’, but in 1940 the threat of a German invasion of Britain was a very real one. This book's history of the Home Guard offers a new perspective on the men who took up the ... More


The Home Front: The Economics of War

Ashley Jackson

in Botswana 1939–1945: An African Country at War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207641
eISBN:
9780191677762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207641.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

While the notion of ‘home front’ is commonly found in discussions regarding the historiography of Britain during periods of war, and is often used to represent domestic manifestations within the war, ... More


‘One United Family’: The World at War

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the experiences of West Indians in the First and Second World Wars, exploring their contribution to the war efforts along with native British reactions to their participation ... More


Home-Front Anxieties

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hollywood war films about the U.S. home front, particularly those that defied conventions and presented a version of American life at odds with the official depiction ... More


Patriotism and Sacrifice on the Home Front

Ryan W. Keating

in Shades of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276592
eISBN:
9780823277117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276592.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter argues that the focus on patriotism and loyalty on the home front and, in particular, expressions of this through women’s war work, often obscures the realities of life for the women and ... More


The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book brings together a collection of chapters offering a fresh examination of American participation in World War II, including a long overdue reconsideration of such seminal ... More


Introduction

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

When the Civil War erupted in 1861, New Bedford stood as the world's whaling “capital” and was home to one of the North's most significant and sizeable black communities. This book explores New ... More


Redrafting Masculinity: Breadwinners, Shirkers, or “Soldiers of Production”

Matthew L. Basso

in Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226038865
eISBN:
9780226044224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines society's new expectations for masculinity articulated in discussions about the military draft, patriotism, and home front versus frontline service from 1940 through 1942. The ... More


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