God and the British Soldier by Michael Snape
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God and the British Soldier
By Michael Snape

God and the British Soldier

Religion and the British Army in the First and Second World Wars

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God and the British Soldier by Michael Snape

Book Description

Drawing on a wealth of new material from military, ecclesiastical and secular civilian archives, Michael Snape presents a study of the experience of the officers and men of Britain's vast citizen armies, and also of the numerous religious agencies which ministered to them. Historians of the First and Second World Wars have consistently underestimated the importance of religion in Britain during the war years, but this book shows that religion had much greater currency and influence in twentieth-century British society than has previously been realised. Snape argues that religion provided a key component of military morale and national identity in both the First and Second World Wars, and demonstrates that, contrary to accepted wisdom, Britain's popular religious culture emerged intact and even strengthened as a result of the army's experiences of war. The book covers such a range of disciplines, that students and scholars of military history, British history and Religion will all benefit from its purchase.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415334525
ISBN-10: 0415334527
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Michael Snape

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An authoritative and timely book shedding new light on the role of religion during World War II and its impact on post-war American society.

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Army chaplains have not fared well in the mythology of the Great War. Alongside Blimpish generals they are generally characterized as embodiments of the callous futility and hypocrisy that left the battlefields of the Western Front littered with corpses. Yet, as historians have begun to reassess the motives and performance of generals.

Redcoat and Religion by Michael Snape Redcoat and Religion, Paperback (May 2008)

Analyzing military sources, religious publications and personal memoirs, this book challenges views and presents the comprehensive study of the role of religion in the army during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

God and the British Soldier by Michael Snape God and the British Soldier, Hardback (November 2005)

Presents a study of the experience of the officers and men of Britain's vast citizen armies, and also of the numerous religious agencies, which ministered to them. This book is useful for students and scholars of military history, British history and Religion.

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Author Biography - Michael Snape

Michael Snape is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham and a member of the University of Birmingham's Centre for First World War Studies. He is author of The Redcoat and Religion (Routledge, 2005) The Church of England in Industrialising Society (2003)

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