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Depictions and Images of War in Edwardian Newspapers, 1899–1914

  • Authors
  • Glenn R Wilkinson

About this book

Introduction

Through a detailed examination of newspaper coverage from 1899-1914, this book seeks to understand the vicarious experience of warfare held by Edwardians at the outset of the First World War. The attitudes towards and perceptions of war held by those who participated in it or encouraged others to do so, are crucial to our understanding of the origins of the First World War. Taking into account media history, cultural studies and military history, Wilkinson argues that the press depicted war as distant and safe; beneficial and desirable and even as some kind of sport or game. We are cautioned to avoid the same misconceptions of war in our own contemporary discussions of armed conflict.

Keywords

armed conflict First World War media military history warfare

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230598379
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40379-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59837-9
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