Army Childhood: British Army Children's Lives and Times

Army Childhood: British Army Children's Lives and Times

by Clare Gibson
     
 

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An army childhood is a peripatetic childhood. Beginning with the establishment of Britain's standing army, Clare Gibson sheds light on such crucial aspects of the army-child experience as the places that they have called home and how they have been transported, housed, educated and entertained while in the army's care.

This informative and evocatively

Overview

An army childhood is a peripatetic childhood. Beginning with the establishment of Britain's standing army, Clare Gibson sheds light on such crucial aspects of the army-child experience as the places that they have called home and how they have been transported, housed, educated and entertained while in the army's care.

This informative and evocatively illustrated book will appeal to those interested in British military history's social side, and to those seeking to understand what life was like for an erstwhile army-child ancestor. It is also essential reading for those who were once themselves 'barrack rats', 'pads brats' or 'army brats', for whom it is sure to arouse nostalgic memories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782001102
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/20/2012
Series:
Shire Library , #671
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Clare Gibson, a writer and editor, is the founder of The Army Children Archive (TACA), www.archhistory.co.uk, a website that chronicles the history of British army children from the seventeenth century to date.
Clare Gibson studied modern and medieval history at King's College, London and works as a writer, translator and editor. She specialises in symbolism, art history and genealogy. She has previously written four other books on signs, symbols and icons.

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