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The Home Front: Women Soldiering On

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/9780198207641.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Because of the recruitment measures for mobilizing the men in Bechuanaland to serve in the British army, it is important to note that the resulting absence of men within the community also had ... More


The Second Line of Defense: Women Workers and War

Lynn Dumenil

in The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631219
eISBN:
9781469631233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631219.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the extent to which sex segregated labor patterns broke down during the war, especially in the railroads and munitions sectors. It also discusses the Great Migration of African ... More


Retirement

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson: A Study in the Friction between Church and State

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264453
eISBN:
9780191682711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the retirement of Hensley Henson as Bishop of Durham. It explains that Henson gave away most of his prized possessions when he left Durham. It discusses Prime Minister Winston ... More


Negotiating nursing: British Army sisters and soldiers in the Second World War

Jane Brooks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526119063
eISBN:
9781526138811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119063.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Negotiating nursing explores how the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Q.A.s) salvaged men within the sensitive gender negotiations of what should and could constitute nursing work ... More


“American Matrons and Daughters”: Sewing Women and Loyalty in Civil War Philadelphia

Judith Giesberg

in Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279753
eISBN:
9780823281503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279753.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Judith Giesberg explores the intersection of national loyalty debates and the labor activism of Philadelphia seamstresses in war industries. Women workers understood the vital service they performed ... More


Documenting

Gill Plain

in Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace": Volume 5

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748627448
eISBN:
9780748695164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627448.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the urge to document, to bear witness and to find strategies to make sense of war in writing of the 1940s. It considers the difficulties experienced by writers silenced by the ... More


Female Artists and Cultural Mobilization for War

Claudia Siebrecht

in The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women's Art of the First World War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656684
eISBN:
9780191744563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656684.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The outbreak of war in August 1914 generated a sense of civic identity among many bourgeois women that fostered their cultural mobilization for war. Many German female artists supported the national ... More


“A Source of Mortification to All Truly Loyal Men”: Allegheny Arsenal’s Disloyal Worker Purge of 1863

Timothy J. Orr

in Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279753
eISBN:
9780823281503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279753.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this essay, Timothy Orr focuses on the Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh to reveal how employers used allegations of partisan disloyalty to weaken the rights and protections of war workers. As Orr ... More


‘Here we were, girls of the twentieth century’: Active service in the First World War

Juliette Pattinson

in Women of war: Gender, modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526145659
eISBN:
9781526155580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145666.00011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, which utilises published and unpublished memoirs of trained medical professionals and volunteer first aiders, as well as letters and articles in the nursing and national press, ... 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


Conclusion

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This concluding chapter discusses nostalgia in Sassoon’s post-war works. It notes that even though the Second World War obscured Sassoon’s nostalgic vision, it did not limit other manifestations of ... More


The Dancers’ Experience

Karen Eliot

in Albion's Dance: British Ballet during the Second World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199347629
eISBN:
9780199347643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347629.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ballet companies were created to cater to the public need for morale-boosting entertainment. The expanded performing opportunities allowed women to continue dancing and to avoid being called up for ... More


Documenting other roles: Alternative star labor

Lisa Stead

in Reframing Vivien Leigh: Stardom, Gender, and the Archive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190906504
eISBN:
9780190906542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906504.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The final chapter of the section focuses on archival traces of off-screen labor, looking at Vivien Leigh’s alternative “roles” between the 1930s and 1960s. These are illuminated via letters, business ... More


Trials for the Mistreatment of Civilians and Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at representative cases involving the mistreatment of prisoners of war and civilian internees by Japanese camp personnel, as well as noninterned civilians who were mistreated while ... More


The Brainwashing Dilemma: Atrocity Reports Undermine Punishment

Charles S. Young

in Name, Rank, and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195183481
eISBN:
9780199344796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183481.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Military History

After the Korean War Washington launched a publicity campaign at home and abroad accusing the communists of war crimes against prisoners, including brainwashing. The Operations Coordinating Board ... More


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