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From the Publisher"Military historians will no doubt find Citizen Solders a significant contribution to World War I studies. It is very engaged in important historiographical debates, foremost among them whether World War I transformed British civilians into disciplined soldiers who assimilated the values and ideals of the Regular army or if they were able to retain individual qualities enabling them to challenge their officers and question their purpose."
-Stephen M. Miller, University of Maine
"McCartney has written an intriguingly revisionist work...this local study of willing soldiers enriches and changes our sense of the story of World War I and its significance."
-Peter Stansky, Stanford University, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"For scholars and students of the Great War in British history, this volume is an important addition to any bookshelf. The book is engagingly written, with clear supporting evidence for the author's claims and a wide range of source materials. Most importantly, the emphasis on returning again and again to the historiographical context makes this a doubly useful study for scholars of World War I because it outlines many of the revisionist arguments of the last ten years about the nature of trench warfare, the impact on the 'common' soldier, and the homogeneity of the war experience."
-Tammy M. Proctor, Wittenberg University, American Historical Review