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Dying for the Nation: Death, Grief and Bereavement in Second World War Britain

Noakes, Lucy (2020) Dying for the Nation: Death, Grief and Bereavement in Second World War Britain. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780719087592, 0719087597

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Abstract

Death in war matters. It matters to the individual, threatened with their own death, or the death of loved ones. It matters to groups and communities who have to find ways to manage death, to support the bereaved and to dispose of bodies amidst the confusion of conflict. It matters to the state, which has to find ways of coping with mass death that convey a sense of gratitude and respect for the sacrifice of both the victims of war, and those that mourn in their wake. This social and cultural history of Britain in the Second World War places death at the heart of our understanding of the British experience of conflict. Drawing on a range of material, Dying for the nation demonstrates just how much death matters in wartime and examines the experience, management and memory of death.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 09:47
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25765

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