Blighty : British Society in the Era of the Great War Paperback
An analytical survey of Britain in the era of the Great War (focusing particularly on the period 1907-1922), which questions the common assumption that, because the war had a devastating impact on the British people, its social consequences must therefore have been equally apocalyptic and lasting.
Dr. De Groot argues that prewar social structures and attitudes proved surprisingly resilient, and the innate conservatism of all classes in Britain ensured that postwar Britain was as little changed as new economic and technological circumstances allowed.
There is more to the book, however, than its impressively argued thesis: rich with detail of life and culture from all levels of British society, this is a powerful and moving portrait of a nation under stress.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 372 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 21/06/1996
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780582061378