This Chapter examines the impact that the First World War had on women's dress. It focuses on the debates that surrounded women in uniform, both official and unofficial, that appeared in the press during the war, and compares the appearance and reception of women's unofficial, paramilitary organisations with that of the official Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, created in 1917.
|Title of host publication||British Popular Culture and the First World War|
|Place of Publication||Leiden, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
Bibliographical noteThis book Chapter is developed from a paper that I delivered at the 2006 Conference 'The First World War and Popular Culture' held at the University of Newcastle, UK
- First World War
Noakes, L. (2008). 'Playing at Being Soldiers?' British women and military uniform in the First World War. In J. Meyer (Ed.), British Popular Culture and the First World War (pp. 123-146). Brill. http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=30319