Chapter Eighteen. Women and Men

  1. John Horne Professor member
  1. Susan R. Grayzel

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch18

A Companion to World War I

A Companion to World War I

How to Cite

Grayzel, S. R. (2010) Women and Men, in A Companion to World War I (ed J. Horne), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. University of Mississippi, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123860

Online ISBN: 9781444323634



  • women and men - British poet Siegfried Sassoon's “The Glory of Women,” gap between men combatants and women noncombatants during World War I;
  • glory of women - defining the gap between combatants and noncombatants during World War;
  • war - opportunity to demonstrate quintessence of manhood;
  • first modern genocide, 1915;
  • expansion of women's medical services, 1915;
  • two roles most subversive of gender - female soldiers and male war-resisters


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading