LAW AND WAR Magistrates in the Great War

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This is a first class history of summary justice during the First World War. Meticulously researched, it provides a comprehensive analysis of the work of the magistrates’ courts with the specific focus on the legislation introduced because of the war. Themes include aliens, liquor control, blackout, national and military service, families, and rationing. Swan has found hundreds of excellent examples and stories to convey the sense in which ordinary people found themselves overwhelmed by endless, seemingly petty, regulations, and found themselves in court for the most trivial offences.

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