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Endurance and the First World War


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David Monger is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Canterbury. His research, including Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain: The National War Aims Committee and Civilian Morale, explores the history of propaganda and national identities in the First World War. Sarah Murray is Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum. Her previous publications have focused on the history of the First World War as well as sport and identity in New Zealand.Katie Pickles is Associate-Professor of History at the University of Canterbury. She is the author of Transnational Outrage: The Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell and Female Imperialism and National Identity: Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire.


"Some of the chapters tackle the theme directly and explore endurance on an individual or institutional level. Katherine Moody's chapter on Antarcticans is among the best in addressing the theme, by considering how the rhetoric and reality of endurance among Antarctic explorers was remobilised once those explorers volunteered for service in the war. Equally effective is Bart Ziino on the impotence and terror felt by those at home who had to bear their loved ones' lives hanging in the balance for years."Jonathan F. VanceUniversity of Western OntarioAustralian Historical Studies, 47:2 (2016)

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