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Dying for the Nation – Death, Grief and Bereavement in Second World War Britain - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Dying for the Nation: Death, Grief and Bereavement in Second World War Britain

Lucy Noakes


This book places death squarely at the centre of war. Focused on Second World War Britain, it draws on a range of public and private sources to explore the ways that British people experienced death, grief and bereavement in wartime. It examines the development of the emotional economy within which these experiences took place; the role of the British state in planning for wartime death and managing and memorialising those who died, and the role of the dead in the postwar world. Arguing that cultures of bereavement and the visibility of grief in wartime were shaped by the Great War, the book t ... More

Keywords: Death, grief, bereavement, war, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087592
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526135650


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Noakes, author
University of Essex

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