‘Come into the Army, Maud’: Women, Military Conscription, and the Markham Inquiry

  title={‘Come into the Army, Maud’: Women, Military Conscription, and the Markham Inquiry},
  author={Jeremy A. Crang},
  journal={Defence Studies},
  pages={381 - 395}
  • J. Crang
  • Published 8 August 2008
  • History
  • Defence Studies
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