Domestic Housing for Disabled Veterans 1900-2014

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        22 Jan 2016

        Summary

        This short guide gives an historical overview of the care offered to disabled ex-Service personnel in England in terms of dedicated housing provision from 1900, when this first became a national concern.
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        10459452

        Main Summary

          This short guide gives an historical overview of the care offered to disabled ex-Service personnel in England in terms of dedicated housing provision from 1900, when this first became a national concern.

          Before the twentieth century, any State provision for housing disabled soldiers and sailors tended to be either within an institution or by payment of a pension. However, by then a charitable movement to care for, and especially to house, disabled veterans and their families was underway, and this developed greatly in response to increasingly destructive conflicts. This provision has left a legacy of a considerable range of historic buildings, singly or in planned groups, across England. To date, these have been little studied, notwithstanding their architectural and historical interest. Many remain the homes of ex-Service personnel, still fulfilling their original purpose.




          Additional Information

          Author

          Rachel Hasted

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          33

          Number of Pages

          32

          ISBN

          9781848023918

          Contents

            Introduction
            1. Historical Background
            2. The Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902
            3. The First World War, 1914-18
            Economic independence
            Segregated or protected housing
            Tuberculosis settlements
            Colonies and small-holdings
            Integrated urban housing
            4. The Inter-War Period
            Local and central government response
            Housing provided by war charities and voluntary organisations
            The Douglas Haig Memorial Homes Trust
            Veterans’ housing as war memorials
            5. The Second World War, 1939-45
            Accessible housing after 1945
            Memorial housing after the Second World War
            6. The Period Since 1945
            Current provision
            7. Further Reading
            8. Acknowledgements

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