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Military History from the Street: New Methods for Researching First World War Service in the British Military

Grayson, Richard S.. 2014. Military History from the Street: New Methods for Researching First World War Service in the British Military. War in History, 21(4), pp. 465-495. ISSN 0968-3445 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Local studies of military service in the First World War have traditionally focused on ‘Pals’ or
other units known to be linked to a specific area. However, the availability of new records online
has revolutionized the way in which local studies can be carried out. A ‘military history from
the street’ approach can now document and analyse service by all those from a local area who
served. The article explains how such socio-military methods, as used in the author’s monograph
on West Belfast (Belfast Boys, London, Continuum, 2009), can be adapted to other areas, with a
particular focus on employment data not included in that study.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0968344513505403

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

History

Dates:

DateEvent
11 November 2014Published
17 May 2013Accepted

Item ID:

10904

Date Deposited:

14 Nov 2014 08:35

Last Modified:

28 Aug 2019 16:20

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10904

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