Brill’s Digital Library of World War I

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Preliminary Material

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Contributor(s): Meyer, Jessica
Meyer, Jessica - Preliminary Material Keywords: British popular culture | clothing | film | first world war | food | literature Abstract: This front matter section of this book British Popular Culture and the First World War contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, list of figures, and contributors. Showcasing the work of both established academics and emerging scholars of the field, the book discusses aspects of British popular culture from the material cultures of food and clothing to the representational cultures of literature and film. British Popular Culture and th…

Small Nations under the Gun. Europe 1914–1940

(8,320 words)

Author(s): Murray, W.
Murray, W. - Small Nations under the Gun. Europe 1914–1940 Keywords: Europe | first world war | small nations ISFWWS-Keywords: Neutral States | General | Politics | Legacy Abstract: In the fifth century B.C. the greatest strategic historian of war recorded a conversation between Athenian negotiators and those of the island city state of Melos. Quite simply on the great stage of world politics, the United States and its Western allies were not going to risk a global conflict over the fate of Poland. This…