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The Resource The veterans' tale : British military memoirs of the Second World War, Frances Houghton, (electronic resource)

The veterans' tale : British military memoirs of the Second World War, Frances Houghton, (electronic resource)

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The veterans' tale : British military memoirs of the Second World War
Title
The veterans' tale
Title remainder
British military memoirs of the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Frances Houghton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a unique account of the ways in which British veterans of the Second World War remembered, understood, and recounted their experiences of battle throughout the post-war period. Focusing on themes of landscape, weaponry, the enemy, and comradeship, Frances Houghton examines the imagery and language used by war memoirists to reconstruct and review both their experiences of battle and their sense of wartime self. Houghton also identifies how veterans' memoirs became significant sites of contest as former servicemen sought to challenge what they saw as unsatisfactory official, scholarly, and cultural representations of the Second World War in Britain. Her findings show that these memoirs are equally important both for the new light they shed on the memory and meanings of wartime military experience among British veterans, and for what they tell us about the cultural identity of military life-writing in post-war British society.--
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Houghton, Frances
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collective memory
  • Veterans' writings, English
Label
The veterans' tale : British military memoirs of the Second World War, Frances Houghton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108690164
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motive and the veteran-memoirist -- Penning and publishing the veterans' tale -- Landscape, nature, and battlefields -- Machines, weapons, and protagonists -- "Distance", killing, and the enemy -- Comradeship, leadership, and martial fraternity -- Selfhood and coming of age in veteran memoir -- History, cultural memory, and the veteran-memoirist
Control code
CR9781108690164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108739061
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083686094
Label
The veterans' tale : British military memoirs of the Second World War, Frances Houghton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108690164
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motive and the veteran-memoirist -- Penning and publishing the veterans' tale -- Landscape, nature, and battlefields -- Machines, weapons, and protagonists -- "Distance", killing, and the enemy -- Comradeship, leadership, and martial fraternity -- Selfhood and coming of age in veteran memoir -- History, cultural memory, and the veteran-memoirist
Control code
CR9781108690164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108739061
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083686094

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