Defining Their Own Patriotism: British Volunteer Training Corps in the First World War

  title={Defining Their Own Patriotism: British Volunteer Training Corps in the First World War},
  author={John Morton Osborne},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={59 - 75}
  • J. Osborne
  • Published 1 January 1988
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
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