Thursday, August 25, 2016

"British Women of the Eastern Front"

New from Manchester University Press: British Women of the Eastern Front: War, Writing and Experience in Serbia and Russia, 1914-20 by Angela K. Smith.

About the book, from the publisher:
This book explores the experiences of a range of women from the early days of 1914, through the big events of the war on the Eastern Front. Their diaries, letters, memoirs and journalism are used to investigate the extraordinary role played by British women during the fall of Serbia, the Russian Revolution and the final push, and their role in reconstruction following the Armistice. These women, and their writings, are examined through the multiple lenses of gender, nationality, patriotism, imperialism and legacy, but the book also tells the stories of individuals, and will appeal across audiences to students, researchers and general readers. This is the first book to examine the war in the East through the eyes of British women and as such makes an important contribution to First World War Studies.
Angela K. Smith is Associate Professor in English at Plymouth University.

--Marshal Zeringue