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Veteran MPs and Conservative politics in the aftermath of the Great War

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Between 1918 and 1939, 448 men who performed uniformed service in the First World War became Conservative MPs. This relatively high-profile cohort have been under-explored as a distinct body, yet a study of their experiences of the war and the ways in which they - and the Conservative Party - represented those experiences to the voting public reveals much about the political culture of Interwar Britain and the use of the Great War as political capital. Radicalised ex-servicemen have, thus far, been considered a rather continental phenomenon historiographically. And whilst attitudes to Hitler and Mussolini form part of this analysis, the study also explores why there were fewer such types in Britain. The Conservative Party, it will be shown, played a crucial part in such a process - with British politics serving as a contested space for survivors' interpretations of what the war should mean.

Hardback book with dustjacket in excellent condition. No notes, highlighting, annotation or damage to pages or cover

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Author(s):
Richard Carr
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1409441032
ISBN-13:
9781409441038
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Ashgate Pub
Title:
Veteran MPs and Conservative Politics in the Aftermath of The Great War

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Between 1918 and 1939, 448 men who performed uniformed service in the First World War became Conservative MPs. This relatively high-profile cohort have been under-explored as a distinct body, yet a study of their experiences of the war and the ways in which they - and the Conservative Party - represented those experiences to the voting public reveals much about the political culture of Interwar Britain and the use of the Great War as political capital. Radicalised ex-servicemen have, thus far, been considered a rather continental phenomenon historiographically. And whilst attitudes to Hitler and Mussolini form part of this analysis, the study also explores why there were fewer such types in Britain. The Conservative Party, it will be shown, played a crucial part in such a process - with British politics serving as a contested space for survivors' interpretations of what the war should mean.

Hardback book with dustjacket in excellent condition. No notes, highlighting, annotation or damage to pages or cover

Author(s):
Richard Carr
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1409441032
ISBN-13:
9781409441038
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Ashgate Pub
Title:
Veteran MPs and Conservative Politics in the Aftermath of The Great War

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