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The Deluge: British Society and the First World War
The Deluge British Society and the First World War Author:Arthur Marwick An older society in Britain perished in the First World War and a new one emerged. — The rise of the working class, of youth and of women; the growth of new attitudes toward the arts and religion, sex, and fashion; scientific and technological developments; and the advance of the collectivist idea of social reform and state control- all made Engl... more »and of the 1920's a vastly different place from the England that went to war in 1914.
In "The Deluge," a British historian describes life on the home-front during the first total war in history. He analyzes the social changes that took place during the war and evaluates their long-term importance in the evolution of British society, tracing their origins in the forces and tensions developing in the early twentieth-century society as well as in specific economic and political conditions. Comprehensive, precisely documented, full of colorful detail and apt quotations, "The Deluge" portrays a society in transition at every level and makes an important contribution to the historical literature of the First World War.« less