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Kitchener's Lost Boys

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Publisher : The History Press
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ISBN 13 : 0752475762
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Kitchener's Lost Boys PDF Format Full Free by John Oakes and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2011-11-08 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early days of the First World War, Lord Kitchener made his famous appeal for volunteers to join the New Army. Man flocked to recruiting offices to enlist, and on some days tens of thousands of potential soldiers responded to his call. Men had to be at least eighteen years old to join up, and nineteen to serve overseas, but in the flurry of activity many younger boys came to enlist: some were only thirteen or fourteen. Many were turned away, but a lot were illegally signed up, and at least 250,000 under-age boys found themselves fighting for King and Country in the First World War. In this groundbreaking new book, John Oakes delves into the complex history of Britain's youngest Great War recruits. Focusing on a school cricket team, all eleven of whom volunteered, he reveals why boys joined up, what their experiences were and how they survived to endure a lifetime of memories. For those who didn't, an unknown grave awaited. In some cases, their mothers never knew what had become of their children.


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The Attention Merchants

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ISBN 13 : 1782394842
Pages : 403 pages
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An Everyday Life of the English Working Class

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ISBN 13 : 1107046211
Pages : 309 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1473873894
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Roll of Honour PDF Format Full Free by Barry Blades and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2015-10-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great War was the first 'Total War'; a war in which human and material resources were pitched into a life-and-death struggle on a colossal scale. British citizens fought on both the Battle Fronts and on the Home Front, on the killing fields of France and Flanders as well as in the industrial workshops of 'Blighty'. Men, women and children all played their part in an unprecedented mobilisation of a nation at war. Unlike much of the traditional literature on the Great War, with its understandable fascination with the terrible experiences of 'Tommy in the Trenches', Roll of Honour shifts our gaze. It focuses on how the Great War was experienced by other key participants, namely those communities involved in 'schooling' the nation's children. It emphasises the need to examine the 'myriad faces of war', rather than traditional stereotypes, if we are to gain a deeper understanding of personal agency and decision making in times of conflict and upheaval. The dramatis personae in Roll of Honour include Head Teachers and Governors charged by the Government with mobilising their 'troops'; school masters, whose enlistment, conscription or conscientious objection to military service changed lives and career paths; the 'temporary' school mistresses who sought to demonstrate their 'interchangeability' in male dominated institutions; the school alumni who thought of school whilst knee-deep in mud; and finally, of course, the school children themselves, whose 'campaigns' added vital resources to the war economy. These 'myriad faces' existed in all types of British school, from the elite Public Schools to the elementary schools designed for the country's poorest waifs and strays. This powerful account of the Great War will be of interest to general readers as well as historians of military campaigns, education and British society.


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They Did Not Grow Old

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ISBN 13 : 0750951885
Pages : 256 pages
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Download They Did Not Grow Old PDF Format Full Free by Tim Lynch and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In June 1918, 130 teenagers arrived in France as just another draft of replacements among the thousands sent to reinforce the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. Within the next five months, one in four would be dead, over half of them wounded. This is the story of the lives and deaths of these ordinary young men in an unimaginable war. By focussing on this one party of Doomed Youth, author Tim Lynch is able to explore and explain several aspects of the Great War which have received scant attention. Firstly, the summer of 1918 itself. Why was it necessary for these boys to die so late in the conflict? The German Spring Offensive had failed – but so did the calls for an Armistice, and the second Battle of the Marne in July would take many more lives. The butchery would continue, pointlessly, to November. Secondly, there is very little written about conscription itself and the Home Front, about rationing and even organised opposition to the War.


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Left Out

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ISBN 13 : 0191072141
Pages : 300 pages
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Download Left Out PDF Format Full Free by Kimberley Reynolds and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-07-21 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Left Out presents an alternative and corrective history of writing for children in the first half of the twentieth century. Between 1910 and 1949 a number of British publishers, writers, and illustrators included children's literature in their efforts to make Britain a progressive, egalitarian, and modern society. Some came from privileged backgrounds, others from the poorest parts of the poorest cities in the land; some belonged to the metropolitan intelligentsia or bohemia, others were working-class autodidacts, but all sought to use writing for children and young people to create activists, visionaries, and leaders among the rising generation.Together they produced a significant number of both politically and aesthetically radical publications for children and young people. This 'radical children's literature' was designed to ignite and underpin the work of making a new Britain for a new kind of Briton. While there are many dedicated studies of children's literature and childrens' writers working in other periods, the years 1910-1949 have previous received little critical attention. In this study, Kimberley Reynolds shows that the accepted characterisation of inter-war children's literature as retreatist, anti-modernist, and apolitical is too sweeping and that the relationship between children's literature and modernism, left-wing politics, and progressive education has been neglected.


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Half-Time

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ISBN 13 : 1472908937
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Half-Time PDF Format Full Free by Robert Winder and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-05-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set against the backdrop of depression-era politics, 1934 was an annus mirabilis for English sport. Within just a few days of each other, Hedley Verity, Henry Cotton and Fred Perry all triumphed in their field. To a sporting audience still groaning through the quagmire left by the Great Depression, greedy for inspiring distractions, these heroic events made for a heady spectacle. England's Ashes Test victory at Lord's (later known as Verity's match) saw Australia seeking revenge after the Bodyline series of 1932-33, but Verity bowled England to a famous innings victory, taking 15 wickets - 14 in one day! That same day, Cotton set out on the first qualifying round of the British Open. He went on to set a new Open record with a game so sparkling the Daily Express called it "the best round of golf ever played". And within a fortnight, Perry had beaten Australia's Jack Crawford in the Wimbledon final. England had an extraordinary national hatrick. Together, these three contests and these three singular life stories weave a vivid portrait of an England that has faded from view. Half-Time celebrates a time of intense and rapid social and cultural change, a time that was both the last hurrah of the ancien regime and the stirring of something new. And moving through it, famous actors on a grand stage, are three very English heroes.


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The Kipling Journal

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Pages : 56 pages
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Pages : 276 pages
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Pages : 598 pages
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Pages : 488 pages
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Download Kitchener's Sword-arm PDF Format Full Free by Archie Hunter and published by Da Capo Press, Incorporated. This book was released on 1996-05-21 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: General Hunter served under Lord Kitchener in numerous Colonial campaigns, most notably in the Sudan campaign of 1898 and the Boer War of 1899-1902.