'Playing at Being Soldiers?' British women and military uniform in the First World War

Noakes, Lucy (2008) 'Playing at Being Soldiers?' British women and military uniform in the First World War In: Meyer, Jessica, ed. British Popular Culture and the First World War. Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 123-146. ISBN 9789004166585

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Abstract

This Chapter examines the impact that the First World War had on women's dress. It focuses on the debates that surrounded women in uniform, both official and unofficial, that appeared in the press during the war, and compares the appearance and reception of women's unofficial, paramilitary organisations with that of the official Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, created in 1917.

Item Type:Chapter in book
Additional Information:This book Chapter is developed from a paper that I delivered at the 2006 Conference 'The First World War and Popular Culture' held at the University of Newcastle, UK
Uncontrolled Keywords:dress; femininity; uniform; First World War
Subjects:V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period > V140 Modern History
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
ID Code:6939
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:12 Apr 2010
Last Modified:27 Feb 2013 10:59

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