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By Lucy Noakes

In this interesting, well timed and fascinating examine, Lucy Noakes examines women's position within the military and feminine army agencies through the First and moment international Wars, in the course of peacetime, within the interwar period and within the post-war interval.

Providing a distinct exam of women’s fight for popularity via the British military, Noakes argues that girls in uniform throughout the first 1/2 the 20th century challenged conventional notions of gender and threatened to destabilise straight forward notions of id via unsettling the masculine territory of conflict. Noakes additionally examines the tensions that arose because the military tried to reconcile its desire for lady labour with their wish to make sure that the army remained a male preserve.

Drawing on a number of archival resources, together with formerly unpublished letters and diaries, legit records, newspapers and magazines, Women within the British Army uncovers the gendered discourses of the military to bare that it was once a key website within the formation of female and male identities.

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