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Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Alan Allport


More than three-and-a-half million men served in the British Army during the Second World War, the vast majority of them civilians who had never expected to become soldiers and had little idea what military life, with all its strange rituals, discomforts, and dangers, was going to be like. The author's rich and luminous social history examines the experience of the greatest and most terrible war in history from the perspective of these ordinary, extraordinary men, who were plucked from their peacetime families and workplaces and sent to fight for King and Country. The book chronicles the huge ... More

Keywords: British Army, Second World War, civilians, soldiers, military life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300170757
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300170757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Allport, author
Syracuse University