Jenny Flood

University of Sussex

Thesis title: Training for War: Identity and Morale in First World War Training Camps in England

For many men, training for war came with profound transformations and challenges. This research project explores the experiences of British First World War ‘Civilian Soldiers’ in training camps in England between 1914 and 1918. Its purpose is to consider their emotional and physical journey from civilian to soldier and how this shaped both volunteer and conscript identity and morale. 

Supervised by Dr Claudia Siebrecht and Dr Hester Barron

Research interests

First World War Training Camps; Sussex during the First World War; Newhaven's First World War; Identity during wartime; Cultural History of War.

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