Men of War

Masculinity and the First World War in Britain

  • Authors
  • Jessica Meyer

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jessica Meyer
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jessica Meyer
    Pages 47-73
  4. Jessica Meyer
    Pages 161-167
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 168-216

About this book


Exploring how understandings of masculinity were constructed by British First World war servicemen through examination of their personal narratives, including letters home from the front and wartime diaries. This book presents a nuanced investigation of masculine identity in Britain during and after the First World War.


bibliography Britain First World War Great Britain identity knowledge understanding writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-30232-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30542-7
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