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The Great War

This August, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is proudly commemorating the First World War centenary. To see how we have been contributing to the remembrance of the event, click here.

As part of this commemoration, we are also offering our readers a 50% discount on one of our new releases, which has received critical acclaim for its depiction of British wartime society, through a return to local experience and individual memories.

The Great War: Localities and Regional Identities

Editors: Nick Mansfield and Craig Horner

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code THEGREATWAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 8th September 2014.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“The Great War is a potent ingredient in British national and local identities. The centenary of 1914–18 has intensified interest in researching and understanding this shared history even further. Yet, as the experience of the war and its aftermath has moved beyond the reach of direct, individual memory, so the dangers of partial, clichéd and homogenized versions of that experience grow, whether for historians or the wider public for whom this war has such resonance. This timely volume shows how returning to the local experience and using the rich, contemporary evidence enables the realities of wartime throughout British society to be re-discovered. These studies, from contrasting parts of England and Wales, illuminate differing aspects of the social, economic, political and cultural consequences of the war. Their varied perspectives offer ways to understand afresh the impact of the war, collectively and individually.”

—Dr Kate Tiller, Kellogg College, Oxford University


“This provocative and stimulating volume brings together some of the latest research on the way the war was experienced in communities right across Britain.”

—Professor Chris Williams, Cardiff University

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