Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First by Helen B. McCartney

By Helen B. McCartney

The preferred photograph of the British soldier within the First global struggle is of a passive sufferer, stuck up in occasions past his keep an eye on, and remoted from civilian society. This booklet deals a distinct imaginative and prescient of the soldier's adventure of battle. utilizing letters and legitimate assets in relation to Liverpool devices, Helen McCartney indicates how usual males have been in a position to continue their civilian outlook and use it to steer their adventure within the trenches. those citizen squaddies got here to depend upon neighborhood, civilian loyalties and robust hyperlinks with domestic to reinforce their morale and problem these in command.

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See W. A. Armstrong, ‘The use of information about occupation’, in E. A. ), Nineteenth century society (Cambridge, 1972), 200–9, for a more complete discussion of the problems of the 1911 Census categories. See Registrar General’s Decennial Supplement, Part II, Occupational mortality, fertility and infant mortality, 1921, ciii–cxiv, for a list of occupational categories. See Armstrong, ‘The use of information about occupation’, 203. Many scholars have identified the problems associated with this method of classification, highlighting the fact that the social status of the children was determined by the male occupation.

Recruits were selected solely on education, sporting ability and occupation. 17 The most prominent and important 14 15 16 17 been used instead. See W. A. Armstrong, ‘The use of information about occupation’, in E. A. ), Nineteenth century society (Cambridge, 1972), 200–9, for a more complete discussion of the problems of the 1911 Census categories. See Registrar General’s Decennial Supplement, Part II, Occupational mortality, fertility and infant mortality, 1921, ciii–cxiv, for a list of occupational categories.

S. 8 However, as P. J. ’9 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 See McKibbin for an analysis of the middle-class preoccupation with joining clubs and societies in 1920s Britain: Classes and cultures, 87. Ian Beckett has emphasized the fact that the Territorials were primarily a working-class movement: ‘The Territorial Force’, 145. It was likely to be the skilled workers, with regular leisure time, who adhered to ‘respectable’ values similar to the middle classes, who were attracted to the Territorials. R. Roberts, ‘The class structure of the ‘‘classic slum’’’, in P.

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