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Wilson, Ross (2012) Death and burial in the British Army on the Western Front. War and Society, 31 (1). pp. 22-41. ISSN 0729-2473

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Abstract

This article examines the ‘war culture’ that developed within the British Army with regard to death and burial on the Western Front. Soldiers on the battlefields responded to the presence of death and the bodies of the dead through a specific framework that was used to understand this perverse and violent landscape. This drew upon pre-war practices and emphasised the physicality of the corpse in the desire to ensure a ‘decent’ burial for a ‘pal’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Death, burial, Western Front, war cultures, body, First World War
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Departments > History
Depositing User: Ross Wilson
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 10:01
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 10:01
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/830

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