Heather Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of International History, discusses why the British public supported the First World War and thousands of men volunteered to fight despite reports of massive casualties.
Dr Jones is a specialist in the history of the First World War, with a particular interest in the evolution of wartime violence and the cultural impact of the conflict in Britain, France, Germany and Italy.
She is the seventh LSE academic to take part in the new weekly series of short, to-the-point video debates from LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) on key issues affecting the world today. Conor Gearty, director of the IPA and professor of human rights law, subjects academics to a five-minute grilling to showcase the School's world class research and faculty.
To view the rest of the series:Gearty Grillings