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Citizen Soldiers. The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War

Although the First World War ended almost ninety years ago, it has become a truism to note that the echoes of that conflict continue to resound in Western culture. In any given year, there will be numerous academic and journalistic books and articles, novels, museum exhibitions, television programmes, and websites dedicated to re-examining the historyContinue reading “Citizen Soldiers. The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War”

Warrior Nation Images of War in British Popular Culture 1850-2000

Writing in the weekly journal the New Statesman on 17 March 2003, the columnist Cristina Odone praised British troops in the Gulf for enduring the privations of active service without complaint. Quoting Henry Newbolt’s invocation of British chivalry in Vitai Lampada, in which British soldiers remember their schoolboy selves and resolve to 'Play up! PlayContinue reading “Warrior Nation Images of War in British Popular Culture 1850-2000”