The Great War: How 1914–18 Changed the Relationship between War and Civilians

  title={The Great War: How 1914–18 Changed the Relationship between War and Civilians},
  author={Heather L. Jones},
  journal={The RUSI Journal},
  pages={84 - 91}
  • H. Jones
  • Published 4 July 2014
  • Political Science
  • The RUSI Journal
The First World War radically changed the relationship between war and civilians, in terms of altered expectations of conflict, the dismantling of the pre-war distinction between combatant and civilian, and the glorification of the soldier as the ideal citizen. Heather Jones asks why the war has been remembered as a ‘soldiers’ war’, exploring how the war disrupted civilian life, the forms of violence perpetrated against civilians during the conflict, and the role of conscription in creating new… 
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