Back in Blighty: The British at Home in World War I

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A powerful and moving portrait of a nation under stress, Back in Blighty examines what life was like back at home while WWI was being fought in the trenches.
     World War One had a devastating, cataclysmic impact on the world and the British people. As its reverberations were so long-lasting and significant, it is easy to assume that the social consequences were as profound. In this highly readable and moving survey of life back at home during the First World War, Gerard DeGroot challenges this assumption, finding pre-war social structures and ways of life were surprisingly resilient. Despite economic and technological changes, the British people found ways to cling onto their usual ways of life as much as possible in this new world. 
     Back in Blighty has been fully revised to take into account new scholarship and historical perspectives, and is full of fascinating glimpses into everyday life during the war. The lives of ordinary people are illuminated and given historical significance in this powerful portrait of the British people and their culture.

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Gerard J. DeGroot is professor of modern history at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. He is the author of ten books, most recently The Bomb: A Life, which won the prestigious Westminster Medal for the best book on a war or military topic.

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   · Published to coincide with the anniversary of World War One and a heightened interest in the period, this book offers a fresh perspective by focussing on life back at home in Britain, rather than on the front line. 

   · Back in Blighty can benefit from an increased interest in how British society was affected during WWI, thanks to programmes like Downton Abbey showing life back at home during the war and its subsequent effect on society. 

   · This book was originally published as an extremely successful textbook for history students, but has been fully revised and updated and rewritten with the general reader in mind.

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