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Five- Foot- Five Nation: Size, Wales and The Great War

Benbough-Jackson, M (2017) Five- Foot- Five Nation: Size, Wales and The Great War. Welsh History Review, 28 (4). pp. 618-645. ISSN 0083-792X

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Abstract

This article examines a peculiar but significant aspect of Welsh national identity: size. Nations are often referred to in terms of their size. Likewise, their inhabitants may be described as being typically short or tall. The First World War drew attention to both the size of nations and their inhabitants. In the case of Wales, pre-existing descriptions of the country were re-shaped by the war. The article explores the correspondences between the narrative of the small nation, the short statesman David Lloyd George – who embodied Wales as a nation for many contemporaries – and the relationship between the height of Welshmen and the nation’s military contribution to the war.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: Univesity of Wales Press
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 12:38
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 04:39
DOI or Identification number: 10.16922/whr.28.4.2
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7729

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