The Resource Army wives : from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform, Midge Gillies

Army wives : from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform, Midge Gillies

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Army wives : from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform
Title
Army wives
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from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform
Statement of responsibility
Midge Gillies
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Language
eng
Summary
Over the centuries, army wives have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story. We meet the wives who made the arduous journey to the Crimean war and witnessed battle at close quarters. We hear the story of life in the Raj and the, often terrifying, experiences of the women who lived through its dying days. We explore the pressures of being a modern army wife - whether living in barracks or trying to maintain a normal home life outside 'the patch'. In the twentieth century two world wars produced new generations of army wives who forged friendships that lasted into peacetime. Army Wives reveals their experience and that of a new breed of independent women who supported their men through the Cold War to the current war on terror. Midge Gillies looks at how industrial warfare means husbands can survive battle with life-changing injuries that are both mental and physical - and what that means for their family. She describes how army wives communicate with their husbands - via letters and coded messages, to more immediate, but less intimate, texts and Skype. She examines bereavement, from the se ances, public memorials and deaths in a foreign field of the Great War to the modern media coverage of flag-draped coffins returning home by military plane
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
355.108655
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Army wives : from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform, Midge Gillies
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Army wives : from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform, Midge Gillies
Publication
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Reissued in paperback in 2017
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn957132956
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781312896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)957132956

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