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The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative History

Martin Crotty, Neil J. Diamant, and Mark Edele


What happened to veterans of the nations involved in the world wars? How did they fare when they returned home and needed benefits? How were they recognized — or not — by their governments and fellow citizens? Where and under what circumstances did they obtain an elevated postwar status? This book examines veterans' struggles for entitlements and benefits in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, the Soviet Union, China, Germany, and Australia after both global conflicts. It illuminates how veterans' success or failure in winning benefits were affected by a range of factors that ... More

Keywords: war veterans, world wars, world war veterans, postwar lives, veteran treatment regime, benefits

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751639
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Crotty, author
University of Queensland

Neil J. Diamant, author
Dickinson College

Mark Edele, author
University of Melbourne