British Culture and the First World War: Experience, by Toby Thacker

By Toby Thacker

the 1st global conflict has been mythologized on account that 1918, and plenty of paradigmatic perspectives of it - that it used to be unnecessary, that courageous squaddies have been needlessly sacrificed - are deeply embedded within the British awareness. greater than in the other kingdom, those collective British stories have been stimulated through the studies and the paintings of writers, painters and musicians.

This e-book revisits the British event of the warfare in the course of the eyes and ears of a various staff of rigorously chosen novelists, poets, composers and painters. It examines how they reacted to and portrayed their reports within the trenches at the Western entrance, in far away theatres of struggle and at the domestic entrance, in phrases, photos and song that may have a profound impact on next British perceptions of the war.

Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Christopher Nevinson, Paul Nash, Edward Elgar and T. E. Lawrence are among the figures mentioned during this unique exploration of the 1st international warfare and British collective reminiscence. The booklet contains illustrations, maps and a spouse web site to assist additional examine and research.

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