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A war imagined: postcards and the maintenance of long distance relationships during the Great War

Mayhew, Alex (2019) A war imagined: postcards and the maintenance of long distance relationships during the Great War. War in History. ISSN 0968-3445

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0968344519831039

Abstract

This article explores the role of postcards in the maintenance of relationships between combatants and civilians during the First World War. By drawing on untapped archival material found during wider research into the morale of English infantrymen, it concentrates on the multiple uses of this medium in correspondence between the Western and Home Fronts. Following the ‘cultural turn’ in military history it has become increasingly apparent that the gulf between those fighting and those left at home was much narrower than previously assumed. This analysis charts the variety of ways in which postcards helped to bridge this divide.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/wih
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 23:13
Last Modified: 28 May 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100480

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