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    Misfit soldier: a war story, 1914-1932 by Edward Casey

    Bourke, Joanna (1999) Misfit soldier: a war story, 1914-1932 by Edward Casey. Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press. ISBN 9781859181881.

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    Book synopsis: Edward Casey, an underfed, under-sized and semi-literate Irish Cockney from Canning Town, was no war hero. Even so, his account of four years of war service with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers is a remarkable chronicle, revealing his personal and sexual insecurities, his remarkable experience of Irish unrest during periods of training and leave and his excitement as a military tourist in France, Salonica and Malta. The memoir was written in 1980, six decades after his departure for New Zealand, yet retains a strong Cockney flavour. The editor has selected the chapters with the greatest interest for Irish readers, placing Casey's story in the broader context of the Great War and its sometimes devastating psychological consequences. Joanna Bourke teaches history at Birkbeck College, London. Her books include Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War (1996)


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 11:16
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:28


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