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Kitchener's Army (Paperback): Peter Simkins

Kitchener's Army (Paperback)

Peter Simkins

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Numbering over five million men, Britain's army in the First World War was the biggest in the country's history. Remarkably, nearly half those men who served in it were volunteers. 2,466,719 men enlisted between August 1914 and December 1915, many in response to the appeals of the Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener, by then a natural hero. Peter Simkins describes how Kitchener's New Armies were raised and reviews the main political, economic and social effects of the recruiting campaign. He examines the experiences and impressions of the officers and men who made up the New Armies. As well as analysing their motives for enlisting, he explores how they were fed, housed, equipped and trained before they set off for active service abroad. Drawing upon a wide variety of sources, ranging from government papers to the diaries and letters of individual soldiers, he questions long-held assumptions about the 'rush to the colours' and the nature of patriotism in 1914. The book will be of interest not only to those studying social, political and economic history, but also to general readers who wish to know more about the story of Britain's citizen soldiers in the Great War.

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Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2014
First published: October 2014
Authors: Peter Simkins
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-1-4738-2128-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > Regiments
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
LSN: 1-4738-2128-2
Barcode: 9781473821286

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