The First World War in British History
The immediate effects of World War I were for the most part only too evident. More elusive and difficult is analysis of the effects of the war beyond the immediate experience of the struggle, and that dimension is at the heart of this fresh assessment. Each contributor considers the war as a catalyst of coming change, as a revolutionary influence, and as a force for reaction. The interpretative problem of identifying the onset of developments specific to the interwar period is addressed.