E.S. Turner, 7 January 1988
Show More A Class Society at War: England 1914-18 by Bernard Waites.
Berg, 303 pp., £25, November 1987, 0 907582 65 6Show More
Working for Victory? Images of Women in the First World War by Diana Condell and Jean Liddiard.
Routledge, 201 pp., £19.95, November 1987, 0 7102 0974 6Show More
The Countryside at War 1914-18 by Caroline Dakers.
Constable, 238 pp., £12.95, November 1987, 0 09 468060 4Show More
When Jim Crow met John Bull: Black American Soldiers in World War Two Britain by Graham Smith.
Tauris, 265 pp., £14.95, November 1987, 9781850430391Show More
“... How did the Great War – the first total war – affect the class structure of English society? An exhaustive answer, as Bernard Waites recognises, is probably beyond the power of any one historian. The difficulty is that class structure, or ‘social differentiation’, is something which, unlike crime or illegitimacy or whooping cough, defies both definition and statistical analysis ...”