Dressed for War : Uniform, Civilian Clothing and Trappings 1914-1918
by Nina Edwards
Editor: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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Men in khaki and gray squatting in the trenches, women at work, between the sexes leaning into glasses and overalls on their pants, a girl at the Paris theatre in pleated silk, pearls, a bracelet on her forearm made of copper wire fusible from the SommeWhat people are asking questionsAbundantly illustrated, this book is the story of what people on both sides wore on the front and home front through the seismic years of the First World War.Nina Edwards, reveals fresh aspects of the war through the prism of every detail of the personnel dress, clothing, hair and accessories, both uniform wear and tear and in plain clothes.It explores how, during a period of extraordinary upheaval and rapid evolution, a particular preference for a type of razor blade or perfume, say, or fit of juste-Soo to the tilt of a hat, offer insights into the individual experience of men, women and children during the First World War.
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