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Troop Morale and Popular Culture in the British and Dominion Armies 1914–1918

J. G. Fuller

Abstract

The front-line soldiers of the First World War endured appalling conditions in the trenches and suffered unprecedented slaughter in battle. Their morale, as much as the strategy of their commanders, played the crucial part in determining the outcome of ‘the war to end all wars’. This book examines the experience of the soldiers of the British and Dominion armies. How did the troops regard their plight? What did they think they were fighting for? The book draws on a variety of contemporary sources, including over a hundred magazines produced by the soldiers themselves. It looks at the trench jo ... More

Keywords: front-line soldiers, First World War, trenches, battle, morale, commanders, British army, Dominion army, troops, trench journalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201786
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201786.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. G. Fuller, author
Civil Service College, London