Researching ‘The Most Dangerous of all Sources’


Authored by: Esmeralda Kleinreesink

Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies

Print publication date:  June  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415635332
eBook ISBN: 9780203093801
Adobe ISBN: 9781136203312


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In The Soldiers’ Tale, Samuel Hynes examines English-language journals, memoirs, novels and letters of mainly middle-class men, the literary civilian-soldiers who fought in the two World Wars and in Vietnam. Reviewers often praise the book for its clarity and jargon-free style. It merges autobiography, history and literature to describe and analyse the themes of war: fear, comradeship, courage, cowardice, confusion and the will to survive.

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