Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945-1951

Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945-1951

by L. V. Scott
     
 

In the years immediately following the Second World War, Britain peacetime conscription was practiced for the first time. L.V. Scott examines the military thinking regarding conscription, showing how the 1947 National Service Act came to be regarded by the military as deficient and expensive. The demands of conscription retarded the development of an efficient post

See more details below

Overview

In the years immediately following the Second World War, Britain peacetime conscription was practiced for the first time. L.V. Scott examines the military thinking regarding conscription, showing how the 1947 National Service Act came to be regarded by the military as deficient and expensive. The demands of conscription retarded the development of an efficient post-war regular army. Scott explores the policies of both Labour and Conservative parties, tracing the process by which Labour, previously bitterly opposed to conscription, came to pass the 1947 Act. His book is a valuable analysis of an important political question and of changing assumptions about British defense priorities in the pivotal post-war years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198204213
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >