Daily Life During World War I (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life During World War I (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Neil M. Heyman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313315000

ISBN-13: 9780313315008

Pub. Date: 08/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

What was life really like for the ordinary soldier, sailor, airman, and civilian during World War I? Was it different for the British, French, and Americans than it was for the Germans? This work brings to life the military and civilian experiences of ordinary people on both sides of the war. Rich with information not available elsewhere, this engagingly written

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What was life really like for the ordinary soldier, sailor, airman, and civilian during World War I? Was it different for the British, French, and Americans than it was for the Germans? This work brings to life the military and civilian experiences of ordinary people on both sides of the war. Rich with information not available elsewhere, this engagingly written narrative focuses on the real details of living in wartime: how men were recruited and trained, the equipment they used, what they ate, trench warfare as a way of life, and the phenomenon of combat.

The life of seamen and the novel experience of the first airmen provide contrast to the life of the soldier in the trenches. Also described are the medical system for treating casualties, the life of a prisoner of war, and the experience of military nurses and the first women in uniform. This book also details how life on the home front changed in myriad ways, including the education of schoolchildren, the fevered prosperity of a wartime economy, and the change in women's traditional roles from homemaker to essential laborer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313315008
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2002
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronology of Events
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Military World9
1Recruitment and Training11
2Equipment and Rations27
3Trench Life41
4The Experience of Battle57
5The Sea and Air War77
6Casualties and Medical Care95
7Women and the Military119
8Prisoners of War135
Pt. IIThe Civilian World153
9The Home Front155
10Civilian Hardships175
11Food195
12Women at Home211
Pt. IIIResults and the War's End233
13Bereavement235
14The Armistice and Demobilization253
Selected Bibliography265
Index275

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