Veteran MPs and Conservative Politics in the Aftermath of the Great War

Author(s): 
Carr, Richard
ISBN: 
9781409441038
Date published: 
April 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Between 1918 and 1939, 448 men who performed uniformed service in the First World War became Conservative MPs. This relatively high-profile cohort have been under-explored as a distinct body, yet a study of their experiences of the war and the ways in which they - and the Conservative Party - represented those experiences to the voting public reveals much about the political culture of Interwar Britain and the use of the Great War as political capital.