Brill’s Digital Library of World War I


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Contributor(s): Meyer, Jessica
Meyer, Jessica - Illustrations Keywords: active service | British popular culture | First World War | tailoring | trenches Abstract: This section contains illustrations of eight figures relevant to discussion of British Popular Culture and the First World War. The first figure illustrates outfits for active service. The second figure deals with “Tailoring in the Trenches”. The third figure shows the members of the women’s volunteer reserve on their fortnightly route march. The last two figures illustrate postcards showing convalescent guides. British Popular Culture and the …

‘Tailoring in the Trenches’: The Making of First World War British Army Uniform

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Author(s): Tynan, Jane
Tynan, Jane - ‘Tailoring in the Trenches’: The Making of First World War British Army Uniform Keywords: British army uniform | drafting guides | dressing techniques | First World War | soldier tailors | tailoring trade | trenches | wartime representations ISFWWS-Keywords: Britain | Masculinity | Home fronts | Society | Soldiers and Combat | Published memoirs and biographies | Economy Abstract: While soldiers’ bodies were disciplined by dressing techniques long before the First World War, this chapter explores specific wartime representations of …