This book provides a critical overview of rural change over the eighty years since the outbreak of the Great War, making clear the historical origins of present-day policy. It also provides a structural integration for the many diverse themes which must be interwoven in order to understand current conditions in the countryside.

chapter 1|11 pages

Twentieth-Century Themes

chapter 2|22 pages

The Countryside in 1914

chapter 3|11 pages

The Hiatus of War 1914-1918

chapter 4|26 pages

The Inter-War Years

chapter 9|22 pages

Rural Communities Since 1945