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Conscription and the Attlee governments : the politics and policy of national service 1945-1951

Author: L V Scott
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford historical monographs
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats
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This is the first detailed scholarly study of conscription in the years immediately following the Second World War, when for the first time in Britain peacetime conscription was practised. It is a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L V Scott
ISBN: 0198204213 9780198204213
OCLC Number: 914757534
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [290] - 296.
Description: IX, 304 Seiten.
Contents: The coalition government and post-war conscription; the continuation of the call-up 1947-1948; the military argument for conscription; the1947 national service act; the politics of the naitonal service act; the convertibility crisis and its aftermath; the onset of the Cold War; defence policy, national service and the Cold War 1949-1951. Appendices: strength of the armed forces and women's services of the United Kingdom, 1938-1951; demobilization; summary of 1947-1948 national service scheme; breakdown of national service intake, 1929-1933; army organization - pre-war comparisons; principal persons.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs
Responsibility: L.V. Scott.

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