Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Notes; Part I: Speed, pacing, and suspension; 1. No time to waste: How German military authorities attempted to speed up the recovery of soldiers in home-front hospitals, 1914-1918; Acceleration and synchronicity: reframing medical time; Hospitals as problematic areas: why long treatment periods created concern; In search of the culprit: the first acceleration decree of 1916; More of the same: the second acceleration decree of 1917; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
2. Fast therapy and fast recovery: The role of time for the Italian neuropsychiatric service in the war zonesThe organisation of the military psychiatric service and the control of time and space; The small neuropsychiatric villages; The time for therapy; Notes; Bibliography; 3. A stitch in time: Inefficiency and the appeal of patriotic work in Australia and Canada; Notes; Bibliography; 4. Slow going: Wartime affect and small press modernism; Thick time; Printing at the front; Printing at Hogarth House; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Part II: Reorientation and memory
5. "It is at night-time that we notice most of the changes in our life caused by the war": War-time, Zeppelins, and children's experience of the Great War in LondonPart I; Part II; Notes; Bibliography; 6. Time, space, and death: Germany's living and lost aviators of the First World War; Military aviation and war time; Flight as chronos; From chronos to kairos; Flight as kairos; War's ending, war time continuing; Aviation as a site of memory, meaning-making, and mourning; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
7. The photo albums of the First World War: Composing and practising the images of the time of destructionFirst World War and photography: transdisciplinary research on the physiognomy of modern time; The album as an illustrated book of time sub specie bellica; The Italian photo albums of the 'Fondo Guerra': immortalising the experience and monumentalising the war; The material time of destruction: on some Italian iconic photograms; Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Part III: Relationship between past, present, and future
8. Brothers -- and sons -- in arms: First World War memory, the life cycle, and generational shifts during the Second World WarThe British Legion, 1939-1941; The American Legion, 1942-1944; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 9. Between passatism and futurism: The rites of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a transnational perspective (1914-1919); Introduction: The past is a foreign country. They do things slightlydifferently there; "The most important event of the whole war"; A Christian regime of historicity?; A passatist futurism; Experiencing time from below; Conclusion; Notes
The International Society for First World War Studies' ninth conference, 'War Time', drew together emerging and leading scholars to discuss, reflect upon, and consider the ways that time has been conceptualised both during the war itself and in subsequent scholarship. War Time: First World War Perspectives on Temporality, stemming from this 2016 conference, offers its readers a collection of the conference's most inspiring and thought-provoking papers from the next generation of First World War scholars. In its varied yet thematically-related chapters, the book aims to examine new chronologies of the Great War and bring together its military and social history. Its cohesive theme creates opportunities to find common ground and connections between these sub-disciplines of history, and prompts students and academics alike to seriously consider time as alternately a unifying, divisive, and ultimately shaping force in the conflict and its historiography.?With content spanning land and air, the home and fighting fronts, multiple nations, and stretching to both pre-1914 and post-1918, these ten chapters by emerging researchers (plus an introductory chapter by the conference organisers, and a foreword by John Horne) offer an irreplaceable and invaluable snapshot of how the next generation of First World War scholars from eight countries were innovatively conceptualising the conflict and its legacy at the midpoint of its centenary.?