Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 (Virag…

In 1914 Vera Brittain was 21 years old, and an undergraduate student at Somerville College, Oxford. When war broke out in August of that year, Brittain “temporarily” disrupted her studies to enrol as a volunteer nurse, nursing casualties both in England and on the Western Front. The next four years were to cause a deep […]

World War II: The Resistance

France fell to Hitler’s forces in less than two months. It was not until 1942 that widely dispersed underground organizations would band together to form a united opposition to the occupying Germans. It was not until then that resistance would become the Resistance – a disciplined multi-national movement that would play a significant part in […]

Managing Domestic Dissent in First World War Britain (British Politics and …

The author argues that the way the British Government managed dissent during World War I is important for understanding the way that the war ended. He argues that, from humble beginings in 1914, a comprehensive and effective system of suppression had been developed by the war’s end in 1918, with a still greater level of […]