Women in the British Army: War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948 by Lucy Noakes

By Lucy Noakes

In this attention-grabbing, well timed and fascinating examine, Lucy Noakes examines women's function within the military and feminine army enterprises through the First and moment international Wars, in the course of peacetime, within the interwar period and within the post-war interval.


Providing a different exam of women’s fight for recognition by means of the British military, Noakes argues that ladies in uniform through the first 1/2 the 20th century challenged conventional notions of gender and threatened to destabilise simple notions of id by means of unsettling the masculine territory of conflict. Noakes additionally examines the tensions that arose because the military tried to reconcile its desire for lady labour with their wish to make sure that the army remained a male preserve.


Drawing on a variety of archival assets, together with formerly unpublished letters and diaries, professional files, newspapers and magazines, Women within the British Army uncovers the gendered discourses of the military to bare that it was once a key website within the formation of female and male identities.

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