British army uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki

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This book offers new perspectives on the cultural history of the First World War through a study of the clothing worn by British combatants on the western front. Khaki emerges as a significant part of war experience, which embodied gender, social class, race and ethnicity. Mass mobilization transformed civil-military relations and fashioned new military masculinities. The story of khaki uniform at the start of the twentieth century reveals the deadly impact of industrialized warfare on bodies at war.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave / MacMillan
Number of pages214
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-30157-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Uniform
  • Clothing
  • First World War
  • manufacturing
  • Consumption
  • race and class
  • gender
  • British history
  • Mobilization
  • Design history
  • governance
  • Public-private cooperation


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