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National Service: Conscription in Britain, 1945-1963, by Richard Vinen Subscription

28 August 2014

A. W. Purdue on a British institution that changed lives but has been largely ignored by historians

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Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War, by Elisabeth Shipton

Niamh Gallagher on the women who challenged the consensus of who could serve at the front

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